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CONTENTS 

Proclamations ..................................................... 
Journals of the House of Commons .................................. 
Index ............................................................ 
L/st of Appendices to the Journals .................................. 

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PROCLAMATIONS 

ALEXANDER OF TUNIS 
[L.S.] 

GEORGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the 
British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the Faith. 

TO OUR BELOVED AND FAITHFUL the SENATORS of Canada, and the MEMBERS 
elected to serve in the House of Commons, and to each and every of 
yOU,--GREETING: 

A PROCLAMATION 

HEREAS Our Parliament of Canada stands prorogued to the nineteenth 
day of the month of January, 1950, at which time, at Our City of Ottawa, 
you were held and constrained to appear. 
Now KNOW YE, that for divers causes and considerations, and taking into 
consideration the ease and convenience of Our Loving Subjects, We have thought 
fit by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, to relieve you, and 
each of you, of your attendance at the time aforesaid, hereby convoking and 
by these presents enjoining you and each of you, that on Monday, the twenty- 
seventh day of the month of February, 1950, you meet Us, in Our Parliament 
of Canada, at Our City of Ottawa, there to take into consideration the state and 
welfare of Canada and therein to do as may seem necessary, HEREIN FAIL NOT. 
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our 
Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousin, Harold Rupert Leofric George, 
Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the 
Garter, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, 
Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael 
and Saint George, Companion of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star 
of India, Companion of Our Distinguished Service Order, upon whom 
has been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross, Field Marshal 
in Our Army, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. 
AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, Canada, this eleventh day 
of January, in the year of Our Lord, One thousand nine hundred and 
fifty and in the fourteenth year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 
C. STEIN, 
Under Secretary o State. 



iv Proclamations 1950 

ALEXANDER OF TUNIS 
[L.S.] 

CANADA 

GEORGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the 
British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the Faith. 
TO OUR BELOVED AND FAITHFUL the SENATORS of Canada, and the MEMBERS 
elected to serve in the House of Commons, and to each and every of 
yOu,--GREETING: 

A PROCLAMATION 

HEREAS, Our Parliament of Canada was summoned to meet on Monday, 
the twenty-seventh day of the month of February, 1950, at which time 
at Our City of Ottawa, you were held and constrained to appear. Nevertheless, 
or certain causes and considerations, We do Will, by and with the advice of 
Our Privy Council for Canada, that you and each of you, be as to Us in this 
matter entirely exonerated, Commanding, and by the tenor of these Presents 
enjoining you, and each of you, and all others in this behalf interested, that 
,on Thursday, the sixteenth day of the month of February, 1950, next, at three 
o'clock p.m., at our City of Ottawa aforesaid, personally you be and appear 
for the DESPATCH OF BUSINESS to treat, do, act and conclude upon these 
things which in Our said Parliament of Canada, by the Common Council of 
Canada, may by the favour of God be ordained. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our 
Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousin, Harold Rupert Leofric George, 
Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the 
Garter, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, 
Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael 
and Saint George, Companion of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star 
of India, Companion of Our Distinguished Service Order, upon whom 
has been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross, Field Marshal 
in Our Army, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. 

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, Canada, this eighteenth 
day of January in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and 
fifty and in the fourteenth year of Our Reign. 

By Command, 

C. STEIN, 
Under Secretary o:f State. 



2 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
A Message was delivered by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod:-- 
Mr. Speaker, 
His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance 
of this Honourable House in the Chamber of the Honourable the Senate. 

The House attended accordingly; 
And being returned, 
Mr. Speaker informed the House that, during the recess, he had received 
a communication from two Members, notifying him that the following vacancy 
had occurred in the representation, viz:-- 
Of Honourable Colin William George Gibson, Member for the Electoral 
District of Hamilton West, consequent upon his acceptance of an office of 
emolument under the Crown. 
And that he had accordingly issued his Warrant to the Chief Electoral 
Officer to make out a new Writ of Election for the said Electoral District. 

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF HAMILTON WEST 
Dominion of Canada  
To Wit t House of Commons 
To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons: 
We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that a vacancy hath occurred 
in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of 
Hamilton West, in the Province of Ontario, due to the acceptance by the 
Member therefor, the Honourable Colin Gibson, of an office of emolument under 
the Crown. 
Given under our Hands and Seals, at the City of Ottawa, this eighth day 
of February, 1950. 
LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT (L.S.) 
Member for the Electoral District of Quebec East, Quebec. 
PAUL MARTIN (L.S.) 
Member for the Electoral District of Essex East, Ontario. 

Mr. St. Laurent, by leave of the House, introduced a Bill, No. 1, An Act 
respecting the Administration of Oaths of Office, which was read the first time. 

Mr. Speaker reported, That when the House did attend His Excellency the 
Governor General this day in the Senate Chamber, His Excellency was pleased 
to make a Sleech to both Houses of Parliament, and to prevent mistakes, he 
had obtained a colby, which is as follows:-- 

Honourable Members of the Senate: 

Members of the House of Commons: 

The conference with representatives of the provincial governments fore- 
cast in my speech closing your last session was held in January. This con- 
ference marked a lromising beginning in working out a satisfactory procedure 
for making within Canada whatever amendments to the constitution may 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16H FEBRUARY 

from time to time be required. Agreement was reached on certain general 
principles and a continuing committee was established to further the work of 
the conference. 
The governments of all the provinces have also been invited to participate 
in a general conference between the federal and provincial governments early 
next autumn to consider other matters of mutual concern. The several pro- 
vincial authorities have been asked to make suggestions as to the principal 
topics they will wish to have discussed at this conference. 
In the meantime negotiatioas are proceeding with the provincial govern- 
ments for the implementation of the legislation adopted at your last session 
respecting housing, a transcontinental highway and forest conservation. 
The National Health Programme has been extended to the Province of 
Newfoundland and further satisfactory progress has been made, in co-operation 
with the provinces generally, in the development of more adequate health 
facilities and services. 
In the international sphere, our country continues to give full support to 
the Charter of the United Nations. A Canadian delegation is now attending a 
session of the Economic and Social Council to which Canada was elected at the 
last session of the General Assembly. 
The recent conference in Ceylon of the Foreign Ministers of the nations of 
he Commonwealth demonstrated that there is a continuing and substantial 
community of outlook among the nations of the Commonwealth both in the 
East and the West in their approach to current problems of foreign affairs. 
The measures for the reservation of eace and the restoration and main- 
tenance of prosperity contemplated by the North Atlantic Treaty are being 
devised and applied as expeditiously as circumstances permit. The whole- 
hearted co-operation of all the signatories to the Treaty is encouraging evidence 
of their determination to deter aggression by a combination of actual and 
potential strength calculated to remove the possibility of successful aggression. 
The cold war nevertheless still continues and imposes on all the free 
nations heavy burdens for the provision of defence forces and modern 
armaments. Preparedness to meet any sudden onslaught is essential and the 
means must be provided. But the free nations also face a test of endurance, 
and our staying power could be endangered by attempting to achieve com- 
plete preparedness at the expense of our adaptability to new developments in 
weapons and techniques of warfare or the efficiency of our social and industrial 
systems. 
In the development of Canada's defence forces, constant attention is being 
given to the best use of our resources, to the encouragement of joint research 
and experimental development and to the co-ordination of Canadian efforts 
with those of the other signatories of the North Atlantic Treaty. 
The measure to consolidate existing legislation respecting our defence 
forces and to provide for a purely Canadian disciplinary code to be made 
applicable to all the forces will be re-introduced. 
Employment and prosperity remain at a high level in Canada. The pros- 
pects are good for continued private investment in construction and capital 
development throughout the present year. The demand for consumer goods 
of all kinds continues to be strong. However, seasonal and local factors have 
given rise to a significant amount of temporary regional unemployment during 
the past few months and the security provisions established under unemploy- 
ment insurance legislation have been called upon to meet the first important 
test since they were brought into effect. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY 5 

Act; the Trust Companies Act; the Canadian and British Insurance Companies 
Act, 1932; the Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932; the Customs Act; the 
Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Act; and the Northwest Territories Power 
Commission Act. 

Members of the House of Commons: 
You will be asked to make provision for all essential services for the 
next fiscal year. 

Honourable Members of the Senate: 
Members of the House of Commons: 
I pray that Divine Providence may bless your deliberations. 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That the Speech of His Excellency the Governor 
General to both Houses of Parliament be taken into consideration on Friday 
next, and that unless and until otherwise ordered by this House, this order 
have precedence over all other business except the Introduction of Bills and 
Government Notices of Motions, on every day of next week, and thereafter 
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until disposed of. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copies of Orders in Council respecting Ministerial and other changes, 
etc., as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 264, approved January 18, 1950: Appointing Walter 
Edward Harris, Esquire, a Member of the King's Privy Council for Canada, to 
be Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. 
Order in Council P.C. 265, approved January 18, 1950: Appointing the 
Honourable James J. McCann to be Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys. 
Order in Council P.C. 266, approved January 18, 1950: Appointing the 
Honourable Robert Henry Winters to be Minister of lesources and Develop- 
ment. 
Order in Council P.C. 270, approved January 18, 1950: Appointing Ralph 
Maybank, Esquire, M.P., Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and 
Technical Surveys. 
Order in Council P.C. 507, approved February 1, 1950: Appointing George 
Prtdham, Esquire, M.P., Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources 
and Development. 
Also,--Copies of Orders in Council passed under the provisions of the 
Public Service le-arrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, Chapter 165, R.S.C. 
1927, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 272, approved January 18, 1950: Transferring to 
the Minister of Resources and Development the duties and functions imposed 
upon the Minister of Finance by "An Act respecting the National Battlefields 
at Quebec," and amendments thereto. 
55948--2 



HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Order in Council P.C. 6470, approved December 22, 1949: Transferring 
to the Minister of Labour the functions of the Minister of Transport under 
the Government Employees' Compensation Act, 1947; and to the Department 
of Labour, the control and supervision of the Government Employees' Compensa- 
tion Branch of the Department of Transport. 
Also,--Copies of further correspondence between the Prime Minister of 
Canada and the Premiers of the various Provinces of Canada with respect to 
the Dominion-Provincial Conference, held at Ottawa, January 10-12, 1950 
to consider the amending of the British North America Act so that the Con- 
stitution of Canada may be amended by the Parliament of Canada; and also 
with respect to the holding of a further Dominion-Provincial Conference during 
the autumn of 1950 to discuss general questions of common concern to the 
Federal and Provincial Governments. (English and French). 
Also,--Copy of correspondence between the Prime Minister of Canada 
and the Premiers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan on the subject of Dominion- 
Provincial Relations. (English and French). 
Also,--Summary of Orders in Council passed during the period December 
1, 1949 to January 31, 1950. 
And also,Copies of the Proceedings of the Constitutional Conference of 
Federal and Provincial Governments, held at Ottawa January 10-12, 1950. 
(English and French). 

On Motion of Mr. St. Laurent, it was ordered,--That a Special Com- 
mittee be appointed to prepare and report, with all convenient speed, lists of 
Members to compose the Standing Committees of this House, under Standing 
Order 63, said Committee to be composed of Messrs. Fournier (Hull), Claxton, 
Casselman, Knowles and Weir. 

Mr. St. Laurent delivered a Message from His Excellency the Governor 
General, which was read by Mr. Speaker, as follows:-- 

ALEXANDER OF TUNIS: 

The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons a certified copy 
of an approved Minute of Council appointing the Honourable Alphonse Fournier, 
Minister of Public Works, the Honourable D. C. Abbott, Minister of Finance, 
the Honourable J. J. McCann, Minister of National Revenue and the Honour- 
able F. G. Bradley, Secretary of State of Canada, to act with the Speaker of 
the House of Commons as Commissioners for the purposes and under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 145 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1927, intituled: "An 
Act respecting the House of Commons". 
Government House, Ottawa. 
February 16, 1950. 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That this House will, on Friday next, resolve 
itself into a Committee to consider of a Supply to be granted to His Majesty, 
notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 57. 

After Debate thereon, the said motion was allowed to stand. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH FEBRUARY 7 

Mr. Speaker presented the Report of the Librarians of Parliament, which 
is as follows:-- 

To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons: 
The Joint Librarians of Parliament have the honour to submit their second 
report for the year 1949. 
The Supplementary Catalogue of books donated, purchased, deposited 
under the Copyright Act, and obtained through inter-governmental exchange 
of documents during the course of the year, is in the hands of the printers and 
will be distributed as soon as completed. 
On December 15, 1949, Mr. Joseph Tarte, Chief Reference Clerk, was 
retired on superannhation. Mr. Tarte has done honourable and useful service 
in the Library of Parliament for twenty-eight years. 
The new province of Newfoundland is providing us with their current 
documents. 
During the recess every effort has been made to relieve the congestion 
which prevails in the Library. Much space has been saved by buying the micro- 
film editions of twenty-three daily newspapers. Many thousands of volumes not 
considered important to Parliament have been transferred to a room kindly 
lent to us by the Supreme Court. These measures, however, can only ease the 
situation temporarily. In addition to the 5,000 or 6,000 books added yearly'to the 
Library the growth of documents has become a very serious probl.em. From 
the United Nations alone we have received 41,000 documents in the last four 
years. It might be well for the Joint Committee on the Library to consider 
whether the Library should remain a depository Library of the United Nations 
for (1) all their publications, in which case an average of 10,000 documents 
will be added to the collection every year; or (2) only their printed Reports and 
Indexes, in which case all requests for mimeographed reports would be referred 
to the Department of External Affairs which maintains a complete file. 
In their report for 1903 the Librarians used these words: 
The Librarians beg to again invite the attention of the Government 
and of both Houses of Parliament to the necessity which has arisen of 
providing additional space for the growing wants of the Library. As can 
be seen by all sorts of shelving placed on the floor of the Library and at 
every possible space, efforts are constantly being made to find new tem- 
porary accommodation for the books. The congested state of all the shelves 
in every section is a source of trouble and delay when a book is required 
to be found at short notice and the evil is growing worse each day. 
Since that report was made there have passed forty-seven years of desperate 
struggling for space, of yielding up study rooms, wash rooms, and nearly all 
office rooms. Temporary accommodation has been given and taken away. 
The Librarians ask that some space be provided for the storage of material 
which, while not strictly necesary to a parliamentary library, would be accept- 
able to the proposed National Library when it is ready to begin its collection. 
Respectfully submitted, 
FELIX DESROCHERS, 
F. A. HARDY, 
Joint Librarians. 

Library of Parliament, 
Ottawa, February 16, 1950. 



HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

He also laid before the House,--Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on 
By-elections held during the year 1949, pursuant to sub-section 6 of Section 56 
of the Dominion Elections Act, 1938. (English and French). 

The House then adjourned at 5.25 o'clock p.m. until tomorrow at three 
o'clock p.m. 



10 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Report by the Canadian National Railways System of the work done 
and expenditures made during the calendar year 1949, and the total to 
December 31, 1949, in connection with an Act (Chapter 41 of 10 George VI) 
respecting the construction of a Canadian National Railways line from Barraute 
to Kiask Falls, in the Province of Quebec. 
Also,--Statement showing the lands sold by the Canadian Pacific Railway 
Company during the year ended September 30, 1949. 
Also,--Leases of wharves, piers and breakwaters for the calendar year 
1949, as required by Section 18, Chapter 89, R.S.C. 1927, "Government Harbours 
and Piers Act". 
Also,--Report by the Minister of Transport of cases in which ships were 
elieved from compliance with steamship requirements under authority of 
Section 488 A, Canada Shipping Act, 1934, as amended. 
Also,--Report by the Minister of Transport of cases in which ships were 
exempted under the provisions of Section 133 A, Canada Shipping Act, 1934, 
as amended, from the obligation of carrying certificated masters, mates or 
engineers. 
And also,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 635, approved February 10, 1950: 
entrusting to the Canadian National Railway Company the Management and 
Operation of the Temiscouata Railway. 

Mr. McCann, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,---Annual Report of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the 
year ended March 31, 1949. (English and French). 

Mr. Gardiner, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Report of the 
Department of Agriculture for the year ended March 31, 1949. 

He also laid before the House,---Fourteenth Annual Report on activities 
under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 
1949. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
by command of His Excellency the Governor General:- 
Report of the Civil Service Commission for the year ended December 31, 
1948, as required by Section 4, Chapter 22, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1927. 
(French). 
Also,--Report of the Secretary of State of Canada for the year ended 
March 31, 1949. (French). 
Also,--Report of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery for 
the fiscal year ended March 31, 1949. (English and French). 
He also laid before the House,--Copy of Ordinances of the Yukon Territory 
passed by the Yukon Council in the year 1949, as required by Section 32 of 
Chapter 215, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1927. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY II 

He also presented,--Final Return to an Order of the House of September 29, 
1949, for a Return showing:--l. What is the number of overseas Active Service 
Veterans of World War I not in the Civil Service prior to enlistment but who 
subsequently joined and being permanent are entitled to count their war 
service for superannuation purposes by contributing twice the normal amount 
with interest at 4 per cent? 
2. How many of the above lid not enter the Civil Service immediately 
following their war service? 
3. How many under paragraph (1) of this question have availed themselves 
of the special privileges under the Civil Service Superannuation Act? 
4. How many under paragraph (2) of this question have availed themselves 
of the special privileges under the Civil Service Superannuation Act? 
Also,--Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General of 
September 29, 1949, for a copy of all Orders in Council, correspondence, tele- 
grams and other documents in the possession of the government, concerning 
Jacques de Bernonville and Michel Lucien Seigneur. 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of October 24, 1949, for a Return 
showing:--l. What public buildings of the Province of Newfoundland have 
been taken over by the Federal Government and where are they situate? 
2. What is the value of each such public building taken over? 
3. What buildings in Newfoundland are being rented from the Province 
of Newfoundland by the Federal Government, where are these buildings 
situate and what is the rent being paid for each such building? 
4. What buildings in the Province of Newfoundland other than public 
buildings have been rented by the Federal Government? 
5. Who are the owners of such buildings, what is the rent being paid for 
same and by what department or individual are such buildings occupied? 
6. Has the Federal Government purchased any buildings in Newfoundland? 
7. If so, what was the purchase price of each, where are they located and 
by what department or individual is each such building occupied? 
Also,--Supplementary Return to an Order of the House of November 7, 
1949, for a Return showing:--l. How many men and women have joined each 
branch of the Armed Services since August 1, 1945? 
2. How many of these men and women have been discharged as unfit for 
further service? 
3. How many of those discharged are now receiving allowances or pensions? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of November 21, 1949, for a Return 
showing:--l. How many displaced persons brought into Canada during 1946, 
1947 and 1948 had contagious diseases on their arrival? 
2. Were any put in hospital at North Bay? 
3. What is the religion, by denomination, of the 261,260 immigrants brought 
into Canada during 1946, 1947 and 1948? 
Also,Return to an Order of the House of November 21, 1949, for a copy 
of all correspondence, memoranda and communications from Mr. Donald Gordon, 
Mr. Kenneth Taylor, the Wartime Prices and Trade Board Feeds Administrator, 
or any member of the staff of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board to the Flour 
Milling Industry or any Feed Manufacturing Company or Feed Distributing 



12 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Company, between the period December 15, 1941, and the present time, relative 
to the making or maintenance of price agreements for mill feeds, rolled oats 
or any other flour mill products used for feed. 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of November 30, 1949, for a copy 
of all correspondence in the possession of the Minister of National Revenue, 
dated since June 8, 1948, having to do with refunding any overpayment of 
taxes made possible because of the Exchequer Court decision relating to the 
deductibility of trade union dues in the years 1945, 1946 and 1947; also for a 
copy of all correspondence from the same date, in the possessisn of the Minister 
of National Revenue and/or the Minister of Finance, having to do with Govern- 
ment policy in relation to the deductibility of trade union dues and teachers' 
federation fees from taxable income for the years 1948 and 1949. 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of December 5, 1949, for a 
Return showing:--l. What was the total amount of {a) income taxes; {b) cor- 
poration taxes, collected from Saskatchewan individuals or corporations in the 
fiscal year 1948-49? 
2. What other sums in the form of taxes, levies, or deductions were col- 
lected from individuals or corporations in Saskatchewan in 1948-49, and what 
was the amount of each? 
3. What was the amount of each grant or subsidy paid to the Saskatchewan 
Government in 1948-49? 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence, 
laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal Cana- 
dian Navy published in the Canada Gazette during the period December 5, 
1949 to February II, 1950, inclusive, under {he provisions of Section 40 of the 
Naval Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 

Also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army published 
in the Canada Gazette during the period December 5, 1949 to February 11, 
1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, Chapter 
132, R.S.C. 1927, as amended. 

And also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal Canadian Air 
Force, published in the Canada Gazette during the period December 5, 1949 to 
February 11, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 16, sub-section 2 
of the Royal Canadian Air Force Act, Chapter 15, Statutes of Canada, 1940. 

Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, laid before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor 
General,--Fifty-seventh Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Com- 
merce for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1949. (French). 
He also laid before the House,--First Annual Report of the Dominion Coal 
Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1949. (English and French). 
And also,--Copies of Orders in Council passed under the provisions of the 
Emergency Exchange Conservation Act, Chapter 7, Statutes of Canada, 1947- 
48, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 6232, approved December 13, 1949: Regulations 
respecting Schedule III of the Emergency Exchange Conservation Act. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY 13 

Order in Council P.C. 6535, approved December 29, 1949: removing certain 
articles from Schedule III of the Emergency Exchange Conservation Act. 
The Order for the consideration of the motion for an Address to His 
Excellency the Governor General, in reply to His Speech at the Opening of the 
Session, being read:- 
Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Dumas, moved: 
That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General of Canada:- 
To His Excellency Field Marshal The Right Honourable the Viscount 
Alexander of Tunis, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, 
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight 
Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and 
Saint George, Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of 
India, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, upon whom has 
been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross, Governor General 
and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. 

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: 

We, His Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the House of Commons 
of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to 
Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed 
to both Houses of Parliament. 

And a Debate arising thereon; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. Drew, 
adjourned. 

On motion of Mr. St. Laurent, the House then adjourned at 4.45 o'clock 
p.m. until Monday, next, at three o'clock p.m. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY 15 

No. 3 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Three petitions were laid on the Table. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copies of an Order in Council passed under the provisions of the 
Public Service Re-arrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, Chapter 165, 
R.S.C., 1927, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 744, approved February 17, 1950: transferring the 
powers, duties and functions of the Minister of Transport under The Merchant 
Seamen Compensation Act, Chapter 58 of the Statutes of Canada, 1946, to the 
Minister of Labour. 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,- 
Copy of Order in Council P.C. 5604, aloloroved November 3, 1949: Revoking 
the Foreign Exchange Control Regulations established by Order in Council 
P.C. 1909, approved April 29, 1948, as amended, and substituting new regula- 
tions therefor, passed pursuant to the Foreign Exchange Control Act, Statutes 
of Canada, 1946, Chapter 53, section 35(3). (English and French). 
And also,--Expenditures from the Vote for Unforeseen Expenses (Sep- 
tember 13, 1949 to February 16, 1950). Appropriation Act 1949-50, Vote 90. 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Annual Report of the 
Department of National Health and Welfare for the fiscal year ended March 31, 
1949. (English and French). 



16 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE V1 

And also,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 6536, approved December 29, 
1949: Regulations concerning Water for Drinking and Culinary Purposes on 
Certain Air, Land and Water Vehicles, passed pursuant to the Department of 
National Health and Welfare Act, Chapter 22, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 
(English and French). 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of November 24, 1949, for a Return showing:--l. What 
is the total amount paid by the Wheat Board for the storage of wheat between 
the 1st of April, 1947, and July 31, 1948, with particulars as to the Companies 
to whom payment was made and the amounts paid to each? 
2. How many Government storage elevators were in existence during the 
said period of April 1, 1947, to July 31, 1948, and what is the location and 
capacity of each? 
3. Were any of the said terminals or storage elevators leased or rented to 
private companies? If so, which? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of September 29, 1949, for a 
Return showing the total amount of election expenses on behalf of every candi- 
date in the general election of June 27, 1949, as indicated in the return respect- 
ing election expenses submitted by the Official Agent of each candidate, under 
the provisions of Section 63 of the Dominion Elections Act, 1938. 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of November 30, 1949, for a 
Return showing:--l. How many non-permanent civil servants have been in 
the service, (a) 10 to 15 years: (b) 15 to 20 years; (c) 20 to 25 years; (d) 25 
to 30 years; (e) over 30 years? 
2. What percentage of the quota of permanencies allowable in the Civil 
Service has been filled to 1st of November, 1949, in each department and unit? 

Mr. Mutch, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 
laid before the House,--Copy of Regulations made under the Department of 
Veterans Affairs Act by Orders in Council P.C. 6141, approved December 6, 
1949; P.C. 6221, approved December 8, 1949; and P.C. 6227, approved 
December 13, 1949. (English and French). 
Also,--Copy of Regulations made under the Veterans' Land Act, 1942, 
by Order in Council P.C. 6566 of December 29, 1949. (English and French). 
And also,--Statement of the Operations of the Returned Soldiers' Insur- 
ance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1949, as required by Section 19(2) 
of the said Act. (English and French). 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy published in the Canada Gazette during the period February 12, 
1950 to February 18, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the 
Naval Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 
And also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army pub- 
lished in the Canada Gazette during the period February 12, 1950 to February 
18, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, 
Chapter 132. R.S.C., 1927, as amended. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY 17 

Mr. Thatcher, seconded by Mr. Knight, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 2, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Capital Punishment), which 
was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of 
the House. 

Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. Wright, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 3, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investiga- 
tion Act. (Voluntary revocable check-off), which was read the first time, and 
ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

Mr. Cot (Matapedia-Matane), seconded by Mr. Cannon, by leave of the 
House, introduced a Bill, No. 4, An Act respecting Canada Day, which was read 
the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the 
House. 

Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Knowles, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 5, An Act to amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935, which 
was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting 
of the House. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Dumas:- 
That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General of Canada:-- 

To 

His Excellency Field Marshal The Right Honourable the Viscount 
Alexander of Tunis, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, 
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight 
Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and 
Saint George, Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of 
India, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, upon whom has 
been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross, Governor General 
and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. 

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: 
We, His Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the House of Commons 
of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to 
Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed 
to both Houses of Parliament. 
. And the question being proposed; 
Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Graydon, moved in amendment thereto: 
That the following words be added to the said Address: 
"We respectfully submit to Your Excellency that Your Excellency's 
advisers have: 
(1) failed to take adequate measures to preserve and expand markets for 
Canada's surplus products of farm, forest, sea and mine, and to deal 
with the problems of increasing unemployment and reduced income 
to Canadian farmers and other producers; and 



18 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE V! 

(2) failed to take steps to inaugurate a national contributory system of 
old age pensions without a means test; and 
(3) deliberately violated a law of this Parliament by illegally suppressing 
the report of the Commissioner under the Combines Investigation Act 
on the flour milling industry for ten months, including the period of 
the recent general election campaign, and denied to Parliament 
information essential to the performance of its duty and the main- 
tenance of responsible government; and 
(4) failed to take adequate measures to curb espionage and other harmful 
activities of communists in Canada. 

For 
advisers 

these and other reasons we respectfully submit that Your Excellency's 
are not entitled to the confidence of this House." 

And a Debate arising thereon, 
Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. MacInnis, moved in amendment to the 
said amendment: That the amendment be amended by deleting from sub- 
paragraph (2) thereof all the words after the word "inaugurate" and sub- 
stituting instead thereof the words "an over-all social security program 
including national health insurance and the removal of the means test from 
the old age pension"; and also by inserting in sub-paragraph (4) thereof, 
immediately after the word "measures", the words "to protect civil liberties and 
at the same time," and also by inserting, in the same sub-paragraph, immedi- 
ately after the word "communists", the words "and fascists". 
And the Debate still continuing, the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
White (Middlesex East), adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 10.50 o'clock p.m., until to-morrow, at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 21ST FEBRUARY 19 

No. 4 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 21ST FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the First Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions 
presented on the 20th instant, and finds that all the requirements of Standing 
Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of John Joseph Connolly of Ottawa, Ontario, and others, for an Act to 
incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company.--Mr. Maybank. 
Of Wladimir Kossar of St. Boniface, Manitoba, and others, for an Act to 
incorporate Ukrainian National Federation.--Mr. Maybank. 
Of United Grain Growers Limited, for an Act to amend its Act of incorpora- 
tion.--Mr. Weir. 

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce), a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid 
before the House,--Report showing advances for assistance to Indians for 
the calendar year 1949, as required by sub-section 2, section 94b of the Indian 
Act, Chapter 98, R.S.C., 1927, as amended. 

And also,--Annual Return of Temporary Permits issued under sub-section 
2 of section 4 of the Immigration Act, showing persons admitted to Canada 
during the period September 1, 1949 to December 31, 1949. 

Mr. Mcllraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, laid before the I-Iouse.--Report of the Canadian Wheat Board for the 
Crop Year 1948-49. 



20 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Gillis, seconded by Mr. Bryce, by leave of the House, introduced a 
Bill, No. 6, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investiga- 
tion Act. (Enforcement), which was read the first time, and ordered for a 
second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

Mr. Lapointe, for Mr. Claxton, moved,--That the House do go into Com- 
mittee of the Whole at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following 
proposed Resolution :- 
That it is expedient to present a Bill to revise and consolidate in one Act 
the several Acts respecting the Department of National Defence and the Armed 
Services of Canada, with provision inter alia for the payment of pay and 
allowances of officers and men of the Forces, the salaries and expenses of 
members of the Defence Research Board, fees and allowances of the mem- 
bers of the Court Martial Appeal Board, the compensation for loss or damage 
due to the exercise of emergency powers, advances to meet expenses and costs 
of calling out Forces in aid of civil power, the acquisition and disposition of 
property and generally the costs of and incidental to the operation of the Act, 
and all other matters directly concerning defence. 
Whereupon, Mr. Lapointe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That Louis-Rene Beaudoin, Esquire, Member 
for the Electoral District of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, be appointed Deputy 
Chairman of Committees of the Whole House, notwithstanding the provisions 
of Standing Order 56. 
And the question being put on the said motion: it was agreed to. 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That this House resolve itself at its next sitting 
into a Committee to consider of a Supply to be granted to His Majesty, notwith- 
standing the provisions of Standing Order 57. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to, on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Abbott, Bradette, Cloutier, Douglas, 
Anderson, Bradley, CSt (Matapedia- DubS, 
Applewhaite, Breithaupt, Matane}, Dumas, 
Ashbourne, Brisson, CSt (Verdun- Elderkin, 
Bater, Brown (Essex La Salle), Eyre, 
Beaudoin, West), Cournoyer, Fauteux, 
Benidickson, Bruneau, Croll, Ferrie, 
Bennett, Byrne, Cruickshank, Fontaine, 
Blanchette, Cannon, Dechene, Fournier (Hull}, 
Boisvert, Carroll, Demers, Fournier (Maison- 
Boivin, Carter, Denis, neuve-Rosemont), 
Bonnier, Cavers, Dewar, Gagnon, 
Boucher, Chevrier, Dickey, Gardiner, 
Bourget, Cleaver, Dion, Garland, 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 21sT FEBRUARY 21 

Garson, Kirk (Antigonish- McIvor, Rooney, 
Gauthier Guysborough), McLean (Huron- Ross (Hamilton 
(Lac-St. Jean), Kirk (Digby- Perth), East), 
Gauthier (Sudbury), Yarmouth), McWilliam, St. Laurent, 
Gauthier (Lapointe), LaCroix, Major, Simmons, 
Gauthier (Portneuf), Lafontaine, Maltais, Sinnott, 
George, Laing, Martin, Smith (Queens- 
Gibson, Langlois (Berthier- Mass, Shelburne), 
Gingras, Maskinong), Matthews, Smith (York North), 
Gingues, Langlois (Gasp), Maybank, Smith (Moose 
Goode, Lapalrne, Mayhew, Mountain), 
Gosselin, Lapointe, Monette, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Gour (Russell), Larson, Mott, Stick, 
Harris (Grey- Leduc, Murray (Oxford), Stuart (Charlotte), 
Bruce), Lefranois, Murray (Cariboo), Studer, 
Harrison, Little, Mutch, Thomson, 
Healy, Macdonald Pearson, Tremblay, 
Hellyer, (Edmonton East), Picard, Valois, 
Helme, MacKenzie, Poulin, Viau, 
Henderson, MacLean (Cape Pouliot, Ward, 
Hetland, Breton North Power, Warren, 
Hosking, and Victoria), Proudfoot, Weaver, 
Huffman, MacNaught, Ratelle, Weir, 
Isnor, Macnaughton, Richard Welbourn, 
James, McCann, (Ottawa East), Whiteside, 
Jeffery, McCubbin, Riley, Winkler, 
Jutras, McCulloch, Rinfret, Winters, 
Kent, McCusker, Roberge, Wood--154. 
Kickham, McIlraith, Robertson, 
NAYS 
Messrs. 
Adamson, Diefenbaker, Johnston, Quelch, 
Argue, Fair, Jones, Ross (Souris), 
Balcer, Fleming, Knight, Rowe, 
Beyerstein, Fraser, Knowles, Shaw, 
Blackmore, Fulton, Lennard, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Blair, Gillis, Low, North), 
Brooks, Graydon, Macdonnell Thatcher, 
Bryce, Hansell, (Greenwood), White (Hastings- 
Casselman, Harris (Danforth), MacInnis, Peterborough), 
Charlton, Herridge, McGregor, White (Middlesex 
Coldwell, Higgins, McLure, East), 
Courtemanche, Hodgson, Murphy, Wright, 
Coyle, Homuth, Pearkes, Wylie--48. 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,---That this House do at its next sitting resolve 
itself into a Committee to consider of the Ways and Means for raising the 
Supply to be granted to His Majesty, notwithstanding the provisions of Stand- 
ing Order 57. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to, on division. 

Mr. Martin, for Mr. Mitchell, moved,---That the House do go into Com- 
mittee of the Whole at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following 
proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend The Unemployment 
Insurance Act, 1940, to provide for supplementary benefits during the winter 
season in any year and government financial contribution in consequence thereof. 



22 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

for additional insurance coverage, for readjustment and simplification of rates 
of contribution, and for consequential amendments; to provide also for an 
increase in the membership of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Com- 
mittee from six to eight members; and to provide further that the members of 
the National Employment Committee shall receive the same remuneration as 
the members of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee. 
Whereupon, Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed of 
the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Weir, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY 23 

No. 5 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Fourteen petitions were laid on the Table. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
First Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows:-- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his First Report:-- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following Petitions for Private Bills, 
and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been com- 
plied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of John Joseph Connolly, of Ottawa, Ontario, and others, for an Act to 
incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company. 
Of Wladimir Kossar, of St. Boniface, Manitoba, and others, for an Act to 
incorporate Ukrainian National Federation. 

Mr. Cot6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,---Copy of Order in Council P.C. 6126 of Decem- 
ber 13, 1949: approving "The Unemployment Insurance Commission Regula- 
tions, 1949", passed under the provisions of The Unemployment Insurance Act, 
1940, and revoking "The Unemployment Insurance Commission Regulations of 
1948"; as required by Section 98(1), Chapter 44, Statutes of Canada, 1940, as 
amended. (English and French). 

Mr. Rinfret, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Report of the Post- 
master General for the year ended March 31, 1949--Part I, General Activities 



24 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

of the Post Office Department, including Post Office Savings Bank Statement-- 
Part II, Alphabetical List of Post Offices in Canada, with gross revenues. 
(English and French). 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Knight, adjourned. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until tomorrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY 25 

No. 6 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Sixteen petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid on the Table the following Private Bill:- 
Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company.--Mr. 
Maybank. 
The said Bill was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at 
the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 102. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Second Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions 
presented on February 22, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant 
a divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz, wife of Louis Albert Abramovitz of 
Montreal, P.Q.,--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife 
of John Cunningham Anderson of Verdun, P.Q.mMr. Winkler. 
Of Betty Borman Archambault, now residing in England, wife of Guy 
Victor Archambault of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Henry William Askew of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Sarah Jamieson 
Price Askew.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ethel Lerner Baker, wife of Robert Baker of Montreal, P.Q.mMr. 
Winkler. 
Of Jane Letitia Hardie Ball, now residing in Brownsburg, P.Q., wife of 
Leslie Franklin Ball of Montreal, P.Q. Mr. Winkler. 



26 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Walter St. Andr Bawn of Montreal, P.Q., husband of May Erskine 
Wallace Smart Kent Bawn.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Joseph Francois Xavier Bland of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Medora 
Marcheterre Bland.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Charles Omer Bousquet of Outremont, P.Q., husband of Marie Dorothe 
Beaudin Bousquet.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Remenia Bertha Duguay Briggs, wife of Joseph Briggs of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Graldine Estelle Leduc Brunet, wife of Armand Jules Brunet of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mabel Kearley Budgell, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Gordon Ronald Budgell of Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett, now residing in Hampstead, P.Q., 
wife of John Edward Burnett of Montreal, P.Q.Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marie-Anne Alice Lalonde Campey, wife of Albert William Richard 
Campey of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Report of the Royal 
Canadian Mounted Police for the year ended March 31, 1949. (English and 
French). 
And also,--Annual Report of the Commissioner of Penitentiaries for the 
year ended March 31, 1949. 

By leave, the order being read for the House to resolve itself into Com- 
mittee of the Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend The 
Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940; 
Mr. Martin, for Mr. Mitchell, moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the 
Chair. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to 
consider the said proposed Resolution. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted:-- 
Resolved,-That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend The 
Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940, to provide for supplementary benefits 
during the winter season in any year and government financial contribution in 
consequence thereof, for additional insurance coverage, for readjustment and 
simplification of rates of contribution, and for consequential amendments; to 
provide also for an increase in the membership of the Unemployment Insurance 
Advisory Committee from six to eight members; and to provide further that 
the members of the National Employment Committee shall receive the same 
remuneration as the members of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory 
Committee. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY 27 

Mr. Martin then, for Mr. Mitchell, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, 
No. 8, An Act to amend The Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940, which was 
read the first time and ordered for a second readin at the next sitting of the 
House. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Studer, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 10.45 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY 29 

No. 7 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMON8 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 24th FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Fourteen petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Third Report of the Clerk 
of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions presented on 
February 23, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce and 
to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the requirements of 
Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Miriam Roberta Weir Caryer, now residing in the United States of 
America, wife of Alfred Bruce Caryer of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of William Gordon Cascadden of Lennoxville, P.Q., husband of Marie 
Blanche Germaine S6guin Cascadden, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.,--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of Noel Whitfoot Clarke of Quebec, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan, wife of James Michael Colligan of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Clifford Willis Collins of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jane Rebecca Niles 
Collins.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy, now residing in Hampstead, P.Q., 
wife of Vernon Grandison Cardy of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino, wife of James Thomas Cozzolino 
of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Albert Ernest Curtis of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ethel Minnie Joyce 
Curtis, now residing in Brockville, Ontario.--Mr. Winkler. 



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Of Brandel Avrutick Cutler, wife of Phillip Cutler of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Phyllis Christina McLeod Daly, now residing in Westmount, P.Q., 
wife of Victor Paul Joseph O'Toole Daly of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Kathleen Veronica Thompson Davidson, now residing in Outremont, 
P.Q., wife of David Samson Davidson of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Nora Maria de Montignac Des Jardins, wife of Albert Earl Des Jardins 
of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies, wife of David Georges Davies of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Edwin Dawson of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Lillian Gibbons Dawson, 
now residing in Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Wnkler. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Fourth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions 
presented on the 23rd instant, and finds that all the requirements of Standing 
Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Canadian Pacific Railway Company for ar Act authorizing the 
petitioner to purchase from The Shawinigan Water and Power Company 
fifteen hundred shares of the capital stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal 
Railway Company.--Mr. Pnard. 
Of Hales Hingston Ross of Edmonton, Alberta, and others, for an Act to 
incorporate Prairie Pipe Lines Limited or in the alternative Prairie Trans- 
mission Lines Limited.--Mr. Bendickson. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Second Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Second Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following Petitions for Private Bills, 
and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been com- 
plied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Canadian Pacific Railway Company for an Act authorizing the said 
Company to purchase from The Shawinigan Water and Power Company one 
thousand five hundred shares of the capital stock of The Shawinigan Falls 
Terminal Railway Company. 
Of Hales Hingston Ross, of Edmonton, Alberta, and others, for an Act to 
incorporate Prairie Pipe Lines Limited or, in the alternative, Prairie Trans- 
mission Lines Limited. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,-Fiftieth Annual Report of the Federal District Commission, and 
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of the Federal District Commission for 
the year ended March 31, 1949, Statutes of Canada 1926-27, Chapter 55, sub- 
sections 15 and 16, as amended. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY 31 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, delivered a Message 
from His Excellency the Governor General, which was read by Mr. Speaker, as 
follows:- 

ALEXANDER OF TUNIS: 
The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons, Estimates of 
sums required for the service of the Dominion for the year ending on the 
31st March, 1951 and, in accordance with the provisions of "The British North 
America Act, 1867," the Governor General recommends these Estimates to the 
House of Commons. 
Government House, Ottawa. 
February 24, 1950. 
On motion of Mr. Abbott, the said Message and Estimates were referred to 
the Committee of Supply. 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, for Mr. Mitchell, laid 
before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 474, approved February 23, 
1950: amending the Coverage and Benefit Regulations passed under the pro- 
visions of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940, as amended, to include 
certain persons employed in the lumbering and logging industry. 

Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and 
Commerce, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 6231, 
approved December 13, 1949: fixing the prices to be paid for oats and barley for 
period August 1, 1949 to July 31, 1950, and passed under the provisions of the 
Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935. 

By leave of the House, the order being read for second reading of Bill 
No. 8, An Act to amend The Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940; 
Mr. Martin, for Mr. Mitchell, moved,--That the said Bill be now read the 
second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon; 
A point of order was raised that the present discussion was not relevant 
to the principle of the Bill now before the House. 
Mr. Speaker ruled that the discussion should relate to the principle of the 
amending Bill. As the present Bill refers to amendments to the Unemployment 
Insurance Act and not to the methods of providing employment, Members 
should limit their remarks accordingly. 
And after still further Debate, the question being put on the said motion; 
it was agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported with amendments, considered as amended; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed, 
on division. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
I-Ionourable ,Senators Barbour, Beaubien, Blais, Bouffard, Burke, Comeau, 



32 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Davies, Dennis, Euler, Fallis, Lacasse, Mullins, Nicol, Paquet, Stambaugh, 
Stevenson, Turgeon and Wood, had been appointed a Committee to superintend 
the printing of the Senate during the present Session, and to act on behalf of 
the Senate as Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the subject 
of the Printing of Parliament. 
Also,--A Message informing this House that the Honourable the Speaker, 
the Honourable Senators Beaubien, Doone, Fallis, Haig, Howard and McLean 
had been appointed a Committee to assist the Honourable the Speaker in the 
direction of the Restaurant of Parliament, so far as the interests of the Senate 
are concerned, and to act on behalf of the Senate as Members of a Joint Com- 
mittee of both Houses on the said Restaurant. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Honourable the 
Speaker, the Honourable Senators Aseltine, Aylesworth, Sir Allen, Blais, 
David, Fallis, Gershaw, Gouin, Jones, Lambert, Leger, MacLennan, McDonald, 
Reid, Vien and Wilson, had been appointed a Committee to assist the Honour- 
able the Speaker in the direction of the Library of Parliament, so far as the 
interests of the Senate are concerned, and to act on behalf of the Senate as 
Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the said Library. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY 33 

No. 8 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Fifteen petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid on the Table the following Private Bill:- 
Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited. 
Mr. Benidickson. 
The said Bill was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at 
the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 102. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Fifth Report of the Clerk of 
Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions presented on 
February 24, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce and 
to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the requirements of 
Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Claire Jeanne d'Arc Sagala de Montignac, wife of Joseph Israel Fernand 
Arthur de Montignac of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney, now residing in the town of St. 
Laurent, P.Q., wife of Henry Leo Devaney of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Walter Kerr Dow of Westmount, P.Q., husband of Nellie Giroux Dow 
alias Helen Armstrong Dow.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette, wife of John Romain Duquette of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Stella Burns Herdman Elder, now residing in Huntingdon, P.Q., wife of 
John Donald Elder of Athelstan, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of David Allan Ferguson of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Mary Agnes 
Gallagher Ferguson, address unknown.--Mr. Winkler. 



34 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone, wife of Bernard Finestone of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Barney Flegal of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ruth Marie Isabelle 
Leonora Miller Flegal, now residing in L'Abord  Plouffe, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Esther Spector Gelfand, wife of Mervin Gelfand of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg, wife of Jacob Goldberg of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Harry Goldbloom of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Sarah Gold Goldbloom, 
now residing in the United States of America.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Roland Gour of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Louise Mouffe 
Gour.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Leah Judith Godfrey Green, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, wife of 
Irving Green of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning, now residing in St. Eustache sur le Lac, 
P.Q., wife of William Arthur Gunning of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Speaker informed he House that the Clerk had ]aid on the Table the 
Third Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows: -- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Third Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Louis Albert 
Abramovitz. 
Of Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of John Cun- 
ningham Anderson. 
Of Betty Borman Archambault, now residing in England, wife of Guy 
Victor Archambault, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Ethel Lerner Baker, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Robert Baker. 
Of Walter St. Andre Bawn, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of May Erskine 
Wallace Smart Kent Bawn. 
Of Joseph Francois Xavier Beland, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Medora 
Marcheterre Beland. 
Of Remenia Bertha Duguay Briggs, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Joseph 
Briggs. 
Of Geraldine Estelle Leduc Brunet, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Armand 
Jules Brunet. 
Of Mabel Kearley Budgell, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of Gordon 
Ronald Budgell, of Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland. 
Of Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett, of Hampstead, P.Q., wife of John 
Edward Burnett. 
Of Marie-Anne Alice Lalonde Campey, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Albert 
William Richard Campey. 
Of Miriam Roberta Weir Caryer, now residing in the United States of 
America, wife of Alfred Bruce Caryer of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of William Gordon Cascadden, of Lennoxville, P.Q., husband of Marie 
Blanche Germaine Seguin Cascadden. 



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Of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Noel 
Whitfoot Clarke. 
Of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of James 
Michael Colligan. 
Of Clifford Willis Collins, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jane Rebecca 
Niles Collins. 
Of Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of James 
Thomas Cozzolino. 
Of Albert Ernest Curtis, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ethel Minnie 
Joyce Curtis. 
Of Phyllis Christina McLeod Daly, of Westmount, P.Q., wife of Victor 
Paul Joseph O'Toole Daly. 
Of Kathleen Veronica Thompson Davidson, of Outremont, P.Q., wife of 
David Samson Davidson. 
Of Nora Maria de Montignac Des Jardins, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Albert Earl Des Jardins. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council laid before the 
House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Annual Report 
of the Department of Public Works for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1949. 

Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, laid before the House,opies of Regulations and Orders in 
Council made by the Governor in Council authorizing the sale of any land 
or the granting of any interest therein, as required by Section 75 of the 
Dominion Lands Act, Chapter 113, R.S.C. 1927. 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,Copy of a Treaty between the United States of America and Canada 
(Niagara Diversion Treaty), with respect to the diversion of water from the 
Niagara River for the generation of hydro electric power, signed at Washington, 
U.S.A., February 27, 1950. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,opies of an Order in Council passed under the provisions of the 
Public Service Re-arrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, Chapter 165, 
R.S.C., 1927, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 958, approved February 23, 1950: transferring to the 
Minister of Resources and Development the powers, duties and functions vested 
in the Minister of Finance under the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation 
Act, effective January 18, 1950. 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the 
Royal Canadian Air Force, published in the Canada Gazette during the period 
February 20, 1950, to February 25, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of 
Section 16, sub-section 2 of the Royal Canadian Air Force Act, Chapter 15, 
Statutes of Canada, 1940. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 



36 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Dewar, adjourned. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY 37 

No. 9 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Thirty-five petitions were laid on the Table. 
Mr. Speaker communicated to the House the following letter which he 
had received:- 
GOVERNMENT HOUSE 
OTTAWA 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL 
28th February, 1950. 
SIR,--I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable 
Thibaudeau Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency 
the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, the 
28th February at 5.45 p.m. for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to a 
certain Bill. 
I have the honour to be, 
Sir, 
Your obedient servant, 
J. F. DELAUTE, 
Assistant Secretary to the Governor General. 
The Honourable 
The Speaker of the House of Commons, 
Ottawa. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Sixth Report of the Clerk of 
Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions presented on 
February 27, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce and 
to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the requirements of 
Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Alfred Beatty Harris of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Marjorie Rose Clark 
Harris, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
55948---4 



38 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Dent Harrison of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ruth Thelma Moore 
I-Iarrison.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of Douglas Peter Johnson of Westmount, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Eugene Thophile Jousse of Lachine, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rose Anna Lvesque Kirkland, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Gaston Kirkland of Lachine, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Betty Benditsky Kursner Kobernick, wife of George Kobernick of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Samuel Kupchik, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Freda Baumholtz 
Kupchik.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Eric Lacate of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Irene McCool Lacate, now 
residing in Montreal, P.Q.,--Mr. Winkler. 
Of George Bruce Lancaster of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Margaret Doreen 
Leblanc Lancaster, now residing in Toronto, Ontario.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Romeo Lefebvre of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jeanne Lger Lefebvre. 
mMr. Winkler. 
Of Antoinette Carrire Lpine, wife of Maximilien Lpine of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Edna Hannah Keene Ley, now residing in Verdun, P.Q., wife of Eric 
Raphael Ley of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ethel Bell Lifshitz, wife of Louis Liftshitz of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Martha Jean Brooks Markell, now residing in Verdun, P.Q., wife of 
Morley Bruce Markell of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott, wife of Bernard Caswell Marriott of 
Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Weir, from the Special Committee appointed to prepare and report lists 
of Members to compose the Standing Committees of the House under Standing 
Order 63, presented the following as its First Report:- 
Your Committee recommends that the Members whose names appear in the 
attached lists compose the Standing Committees of the House under Standing 
Order 63 :-- 

No. 1 
Privileqes cmd Elections 

Messrs. 

Benidickson, Courtemanche, Knowles, 
Boisvert, Dickey, Leger, 
Brooks, Dechene, MacKenzie, 
Campney, Diefenbaker, Mutch, 
Cardiff, Fair, Parent, 
Carter, Fulford, Pouliot, 
Coldwell, Gingues, Richard (Ottawa East), 
Cot (St. Jean-Iberville-Gour (Russell), Riley, 
Napierville), Harris (Grey-Bruce), Stewart (Yorkton), 
Cot (Matapedia- Hartt, Tustin--29. 
Matane), 
(Quorum 10) 



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TUESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY 
No. I0 
Industrial Relations 

43 

Messrs. 
Balcer, Gauthier (Sudbury), 
Beaudoin, Gillis, 
Black (Cumberland), Gingras, 
Boucher, Goode, 
Bourget, Higgins, 
Brown (Essex West), Homuth, 
Byrne, Johnston, 
Carroll, Kent, 
Cloutier, Knowles, 
Cot (Verdun-La Salle), Lapalme, 
Croll, Macdonald (Edmonton 
Gauthier (Lac-St. Jean), East), 
(Quorum 10) 

MacInnis, 
McWilliam, 
Maybank, 
Mitchell, 
Murphy, 
Nixon, 
Pouliot, 
Ross (Hamilton East), 
Smith (Calgary West), 
Stewart (Yorkton), 
Thomson, 
Weaver--35. 

No. II 
Debates 

Boucher, 
Casselman, 
Fauteux, 
Henry, 

Messrs. 
Knowles, 
Major, 
Murray (Oxford), 
Pouliot, 
(Quorum 7) 

Simmons, 
Smith (Ca/gary West), 
Valois, 
Viau--12. 

No. 12 
External Affairs 

Balcer, 
Bater, 
Beaudoin, 
Benidickson, 
Bradette, 
Breithaupt, 
Campney, 
Coldwell, 
Cot6 ( Matapedia- 
Matane ), 
Croll, 
Decore, 

Messrs. 

Dickey, 
Diefenbaker, 
Fleming, 
Fournier (Maisonneuve- 
Rosemont ) , 
Fraser, 
Gauthier (Lac-St. Jean), 
Gauthier (Portneuf), 
Graydon, 
Green, 
Hansell, 
Jutras, 

(Quorum 10) 

Laing, 
Leger, 
Low, 
MacInnis, 
Macnaughton, 
McCusker, 
Mutch, 
Pearson, 
Picard, 
Pinard, 
Richard (Ottawa East), 
Robinson, 
Stick--35. 



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TUESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY 
No. 15 
Restaurant 
(Members to act on the part of the Commons) 

Breithaupt, 
Casselman, 
Cournoyer, 
Dewar, 
Ferguson, 
Gauthier (Sudbury), 
Gour (Russell), 
Hansell, 
Harkness, 

Mr. Speaker and Messrs. 
Jutras, 
Lafontaine, 
Langlois ( Berthier- 
Maskinong ) , 
Leger, 
Lesage, 
Little, 
McCulloch, 
McGregor, 
(Quorum --) 

Ratelle, 
Richard (Ottawa East), 
Rochefort, 
Simmons, 
Stewart (Winnipeg 
North), 
Stick, 
White (Hastings- 
Peterborough)--24. 

On motion of Mr. Weir, the said Report was concurred in. 

On motion of Mr. Weir, it was ordered,--That a Message be sent to the 
Senate to acquaint Their Honours that this House will unite with them in the 
formation of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the subject of the Printing 
of Parliament, and that the following members, viz:-- Messrs. Argue, Ash- 
bourne, Bertrand, Beyerstein, Black (Chateauguay-Huntingdon-Laprairie), 
Blackmore, Boivin, Bonnier, Browne (St. John's West), Bryce, Cameron, 
Cardiff, Cauchon, Cavers, Charlton, Cruickshank, Darroch, Decore, Douglas, 
Fauteux, Ferguson, Ferrie, Follwell, Fontaine, Gagnon, Gingras, Gosselin, Gour 
(Russell), Harkness, Healy, Hetland, Hodgson, Hunter, Knowles, Lapalme, 
MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria), Maltais, McDonald (Parry Sound- 
Muskoka), McGregor, McIvor, McLean, (Huron-Perth), McWilliam, Murray 
(Cariboo), Murray (Oxford), Robertson, Shaw, Sinnott, Smith (Queens-Shel- 
burne), Stanfield, Studer, Tustin, Weaver, Whitman, Wright, will act as mem- 
bers on the part of this House on the said Joint Committee on the Printing of 
Parliament. 

On motion of Mr. Weir, it was ordered,--That a Message be sent to the 
Senate, acquainting Their Honours that this House has appointed Mr. Speaker 
and Messrs. Applewhaite, Beyerstein, Blackmore, Brown (Essex West), Carroll, 
Carter, Casselman, Cleaver, Conacher, Coyle, Dechene, Demers, Eudes, Fauteux, 
Gingues, Gourd (Chapleau), Hansell, Hellyer, Henderson, Higgins, Homuth, 
Hunter, Jones, Kirk (Digby-Yarmouth), Knight, LaCroix, Laing, Leger, 
MacNaught, McIlraith, Pearkes, Proudfoot, Ratelle, Rochefort, Ross (Hamilton 
East), Rowe, Smith (York-North), Smith (Moose Mountain), Tustin, Valois, 
White (Middlesex East), Whiteside, Winkler, Wood, a Committee to assist His 
Honour the Speaker in the direction of the Library of Parliament so far as the 
interests of the House of Commons are concerned, and to act on behalf of the 
House of Commons as Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the 
Library. 

On motion of Mr. Weir, it was ordered,-That a Message be sent to the 
Senate acquainting Their Honours that this House has appointed Mr. Speaker 
and Messrs. Breithaupt, Casselman, Cournoyer, Dewar, Ferguson, Gauthier 



46 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

(Sudbury), Gour (Russell), Hansell, Harkness, Jutras, Lafontaine, Langlois 
(Berthier-Maskinonge), Leger, Lesage, Little, McCulloch, McGregor, Ratelle, 
Richard (Ottawa East), Rochefort, Simmons, Stewart (Winnipeg North), Stick, 
White (Hastings-Peterborough), to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direc- 
tion of the Restaurant so far as the interests of the House of Commons are 
concerned, and to act on behalf of the House of Commons as members of a Joint 
Committee of both Houses on the Restaurant. 

On motion of Mr. St. Laurent, it was resolved,--That the Standing Com- 
mittees of this House shall severally be empowered to examine and inquire into 
all such matters and things as may be referred to them by the House; and to 
report from time to time their observations and. opinions thereon, with power 
to send for persons, papers and records. 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--Annual Report of the Department of External Affairs for the year ended 
December 31, 1949. (English and French). 

Mr. Mutch, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 
laid before the House,--Copy of Regulations made under the Department of 
Veterans Affairs Act by Orders in Council P.C. 394 and P.C. 395, approved 
January 25, 1950. (English and French). 

Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, laid before the House,--List of apportionments and adjustments 
of Seed Grain, Fodder and Relief Indebtedness, giving particulars of discharges, 
releases, etc., for the period September 1, 1949 to January 31, 1950, as required 
by Section 2 of Chapter 51, Statutes of Canada, 1926-27, "An Act respecting 
certain Debts due the Crown". 

Mr. St. Laurent, for Mr. Howe, moved, That the House do go into Commit- 
tee of the Whole, at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following 
proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Research Council 
Act to provide for the appointment of an additional Vice-President of the 
National Research Council, and to bring the Act into conformity with the 
Patent Act as to the definition of "invention". 
Whereupon Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it 
to the House. 
Resolved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of 
Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY 47 

And a Debate arising thereon; 
Mr. Diefenbaker, seconded by Mr. Rowe, moved in amendment thereto,- 
That all the words after "That" to the end of the question be deleted and the 
following substituted therefor: 
"this House is of the opinion that the Government should take immediate 
steps to convene at the earliest possible date a conference of the nations 
of the British Commonwealth and the countries of the Empire to devise 
policies to restore our lost markets, and thereby to provide jobs for our 
Canadian people". 

And the Debate continuing; 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 8, an Act to amend The Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940. 

And the Debate still continuing; 

A Message was received from the Right Honourable Thibaudeau Rinfret, 
Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor 
General, desiring the immediate attendance of the House in the Senate Chamber 
Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went to the Senate Chamber: 
And being returned: 
Mr. Speaker reported that His Honour the Right Honourable the Deputy 
Governor General had been pleased to give in His Majesty's name, the Royal 
Assent to the following Bill:- 
An Act to amend The Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940. 

At six o'clock p.m. Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at eight 
o'clock p.m. 
8 P.M. 
(The order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 

The Order being read for second reading of Bill No. 7, An Act to incorpor- 
ate Alberta Natural Gas Company; 
Mr. Maybank, seconded by Mr. Croll, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; the said Debate was, on 
motion of Mr. Smith (Calgary West), adjourned. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 
The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Abbott: 
That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself into 
Committee of Supply. 



48 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. Diefenbaker in amendment thereto: 
That all the words after "That" to the end of the question be deleted and the 
following substituted therefor: 
"this House is of the opinion that the Government should take immediate 
steps to convene at the earliest possible date a conference of the nations 
of the British Commonwealth and the countries of the Empire to devise 
policies to restore our lost markets, and thereby to provide jobs for our 
Canadian people". 

And the Debate still continuing; 
STATEMENT BY MR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: Before putting the question, I should like to observe that I 
have had some doubt as to whether the amendment is in order under our rules. 
It is true that wide latitude is given in respect of amendments to the motion 
for going into supply. It is equally true, however, that there are well-estab- 
lished classes of amendments which, for good reason, cannot be moved on such 
a motion. For instance, a matter of which notice has been given or which 
stands upon the order paper cannot be introduced as an amendment to a motion 
for going into supply. See Bourinot's Parliamentary Procedure, fourth edition, 
at page 420. 
The opening clause of the amendment to the Address in response to the 
Speech from the Throne, moved by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Drew), 
reads as follows: 
"We respectfully submit to Your Excellency that your Excellency's advisers 
have: 
(1) Failed to take adequate measures to preserve and expand markets for 
Canada's surplus products of farm, forest, sea and mine, and to deal with the 
problems of increasing unemployment and reduced income to Canadian farmers 
and other producer".... 
The present amendment is similar to the amendment just quoted in that it 
deals with a particular phase or aspect of the broader question, and recommends 
a particular method for resolving it. The subject matter of the present amend- 
ment could be, and I believe, already has been introduced in the Debate on the 
Address. 
I feel bound to disclose to the House the doubt I entertain as to the admis- 
sibility of this amendment. It is a borderline case, but I think that the doubt 
should be resolved in favour of the honourable member for Lake Centre (Mr. 
Diefenbaker). For that reason I am not going to rule the amendment out of 
order. 

And the question being put on the said proposed amendment; it was nega- 
tived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Argue, Blair, Cardiff, Courtemanche, 
Aylesworth, Brooks, Casselman, Coyle, 
Balcer, Browne (St. John's Catherwood, Diefenbaker, 
Beyerstein, West), Charlton, Fair, 
Blackmore, Bryce, Coldwell, Fleming, 



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Fraser, Higgins, McGregor, Stanfield, 
Fulton, Hodgson, McLure, Stewart 
Gagnon, Johnston, Murphy, (Winnipeg North), 
Gillis, Jones, Noseworthy, Thatcher, 
Graydon, Knight, Pearkes, Thomas, 
Green, Knowles, Poulin, White (Hastings- 
Harkness, Lennard, Quelch, Peterborough), 
Harris (Danforth), Macdonnell Ross (Souris), Wright, 
Hatfield, (Greenwood), Rowe, Wylie--55. 
Herridge, MacInnis, Shaw,  

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Dewar, Lafontaine, Proudfoot, 
Anderson, Dickey, Laing, Prudham, 
Applewhaite, Dion, Langlois (Berthier- Ratelle, 
Ashbourne, Dumas, Maskinong6), Richard 
Bater, Elderkin, Langlois (Gasp6), (Gloucester), 
Beaudoin, Eyre, Lapalme, Richard (St. Maurice- 
Benidickson, Fauteux, Lapointe, Lafleche), 
Bennett, Ferrie, Larson, Richard 
Black (Chateauguay- Fournier (Hull), Leduc, (Ottawa East), 
Huntingdon- Fulford, Lefranois, Riley, 
Laprairie), Gardiner, Leger, Rinfret, 
Blanchette, Garland, Lesage, Roberge, 
Blue, Garson, Lit tle, Robertson, 
Boisvert, Gauthier Macdonald Robinson, 
Boivin, (Lac-St. Jean), (Edmonton East), Rooney, 
Bonnier, Gauthier (Sudbury), MacDougall, Ross (Hamilton 
Boucher, Gauthier (Lapointe), MacKenzie, East), 
Bradette, Gauthier (Portneuf), MacLean (Cape Simmons, 
Bradley, Gibson, Breton North Sinnott, 
Breithaupt, Gingras, and Victoria), Smith (Queens- 
Brisson, Gingues, Macnaughton, Shelburne), 
Brown (Essex Goode, McCann, Smith (York 
West), Gosselin, McCusker, North), 
Bruneau, Gour (Russell), McIlraith, Smith (Moose 
Byrne, Gourd (Chapleau), McIvor, Mountain), 
Carter, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McWilliam, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Cauchon, Harrison, Major, Stick, 
Chevrier, Healy, Maltais, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Cax-ton, Helme, Martin, Thomson, 
Cloutier, Henderson, Mass6, Tremblay, 
Corry, Henry, Matthews, Valois, 
C6t (St. Jean- Hetland, Maybank, Ward, 
Iberville- Hosking, Mayhew, Warren, 
Napierville), Huffman, Monette, Weaver, 
C5t6 (Verdun- Hunter, Mott, Weir, 
La Salle), Isnor, Murray (Oxford), Welbourn, 
James, Murray (Cariboo), Whiteside, 
Croll, Kent, 
Cruickshank, Kickham, Mutch, Whitman, 
Darroch, Kirk (Antigonish- Nadon, Winkler, 
Dechene, Guysborough), Pearson, Winters, 
Demers, Kirk (Digby- Pinard, Wood--148. 
Denis, Yarmouth), Pouliot, 

And the question being put on the main motion; it was agreed to. 



HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of Supply, and 
progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit 
again at the next sitting of the House. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion o 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Gosselin, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 1ST MARCH 51 

No. 10 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 1ST MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Fourteen petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Seventh Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on February 28, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Aili Katariina Salokannel Martel, wife of Jean-Louis Martel of Mont- 
real, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Albert Gdon Martin of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Anglina 
H@l@ne Laurette Martin.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Fred Marcus of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Lillian Rachel Usden 
Marcus.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Jeannine Martineau Mass, wife of Paul Mass of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio, wife of Diodato Mastracchio of Montreal, 
P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, 
wife of Cecil Francis Meade, now a student in Switzerland.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ada Freedman Mendelsohn, wife of Myron Mendelsohn of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sylvia Singer Mepham, wife of Clarence Mepham of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Betty Margaret Slinn Metivier, now residing in England, wife of 
Rodolphe Grald Metivier of Cowansville, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 



52 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitchell, wife of Donald Mitchell of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Patricia Galley Mulvey, wife of Gerard Edmund Mulvey of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow, wife of Douglas Norman Morrow of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Christine Rachel Nicholson, wife of Angus Nichol Nicholson of Scots- 
town, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Effie Irene Collier Newman, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, wife of 
William Thomas Newman of Verdun, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Gladys Eileen Hungate Norman, wife of John William Norman of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Peter Nowinski of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Wanda Czerwrinski 
Nowinski.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Florence Druckman Oliver, wife of Avrum Mortimer Oliver of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of Wilson O'Rourke of St. Norbert, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ernest Joseph Poirier of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Georgiana 
Dolores Lucienne Gauthier Poirier.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Adele Kuznetz Paquette, wife of Joseph Henri Jacques Adrien Hubert 
Paquette of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Thrse Michel Paquette, wife of Eloi Paquette of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Anne Halperin Perelmutter, wife of Morley Leonard Perelmutter of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sophie Roth Pliss, wife of Michael Pliss of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ann Mitchell Rabinovitch, wife of Archie Rabinovitch of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch, wife of William Rabinovitch of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Margaret May Tuck Reicker, wife of George Leonard Reicker of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Elizabeth Hampshier Ayton Reilley, now residing in Ireland, wife of 
Herschell Edward Reilley, now a student in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Doris Joan Guest Rigg, now residing in Lachine, P.Q., wife of James 
Rigg of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers, wife of Emmett Rogers of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Harry Rudner of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Dora Raich Rudner.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Edith Mary Stone Ryan, wife of Owen Ryan of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Ray Goldstein Sadavoy, wife of Sam Sadavoy of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Hlne Eugnie Hortense Holmes Said, wife of Michel Marcel Said of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Amanda Doris Drachler Selton, wife of Henry Edward Selton of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mabel Kathleen Baxter Simons, wife of lerrill Gordon Simons of 
La Tuque, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 



k.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 1sT MARCH 53 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Fourth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows: -- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Fourth Report: m 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Henry William Askew, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Sarah Jamieson 
Price Askew. 
Of Brandel Avrutick Cutler, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Phillip Cutler. 
Of Claire Jeanne d'Arc Sagala de Montignac, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Joseph Israel Fernand Arthur de Montignac. 
Of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney, of St. Laurent, P.Q., wife of Henry 
Leo Devaney. 
Of Walter Kerr Dow, of Westmount, P.Q., husband of Nellie Giroux Dow 
alias Helen Armstrong Dow. 
Of Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of John 
Romain Duquette. 
Of Stella Burns Herdman Elder, of Huntingdon, P.Q., wife of John Donald 
Elder. - 
Of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Bernard 
Finestone. 
Of Barney Flegal, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ruth Marie Isabelle 
Leonora Miller Flegal. 
Of Esther Spector Gelfand, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Mervin Gelfand. 
Of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Jacob Goldberg. 
Of Harry Goldbloom, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Sarah Gold Goldbloom. 
Of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning, of St. Eustache sur le Lac, P.Q., wife of 
William Arthur Gunning. 
Of Dent Harrison of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ruth Thelma Moore 
Harrison. 
Of Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Douglas 
Peter Johnson. 
Of Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Eugene 
Theophile Jousse. 
Of Betty Benditsky Kursner Kobernick, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of George 
Kobernick. 
Of Eric Lacate, of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Irene McCool Lacate. 
Of Romeo Lefebvre, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jeanne Leger Lefebvre. 
Of Martha Jean Brooks Markell, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of Morley Bruce 
Markell. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1094, approved March 1, 1950: submit- 
ting the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada with respect to the validity 
of the Wartime Leasehold Regulations (Rental Control). 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, lsT MARCH 55 

6. When was the construction work begun? 
7. When was it completed? 
8. What is the exact length of the line? 
9. What rate per mile was paid? 
10. When was this rate approved by the government? 

By Mr. Coldwell:--l. Has the government received requests from any 
provinces or municipalities for assistance in meeting unemployment relief costs 
since January 1, 19507 
2. If so, from what provinces and what municipalities have these requests 
been received? 
3. What reply or replies has the government given to these requests? 

By Mr. Pouliot:--l. Since the establishment of the Royal Commission on 
National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences (Massey Commission), 
what amounts have been paid to each member of the said Commission, to each 
member of its staff and to each expert in its employ for (a) salaries; (b) 
travelling expenses; (c) living allowances, and (d) compensation, bonus or 
indemnity? 
2. What was the total cost of the said Commission for the above mentioned 
period? 
Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
o the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Wright:--l. What agricultural products have been supported by the 
Agricultural Prices Support Act? 
2. What was the price and method used in each case? 
3. What amount of each product came into the possession of the 
.Government? 
4. What amounts of each product remained in the possession of the Govern- 
ment on February 15, 1950, or the latest available date? 
By Mr. Gagnon:--l. How many refugees and immigrants have entered 
Canada from September 1, 1945 to December 31, 19497 
2. What was the cost to the government of recruiting, transporting and 
establishment of such refugees and immigrants to their place of destination? 
By Mr. Wright:--l. Were tenders called for by the Dominion Government 
or any agency thereof for the cutting of timber or other forest products on 
Indian Reserves and/or National Park areas in the province of Saskatchewan 
in the years 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
2. If so, who were the successful tenderers and for what amounts? 
3. What amounts of lumber, pulp or other forest products were cut on 
Indian Reserves, National Park areas or other Dominion controlled land in 
the province of Saskatchewan in the years 1947, 1948 and 19497 
By Mr. Knowles:--l. By what means is the working force of Canada 
determined? 
2. By what means is the "critical percentage" of unemployment arrived 
at, (a) for Canada as a whole; (b) for specified areas and by whom is said 
"critical percentage" determined? 
3. Are local officers of the Unemployment Insurance Commission required 
to clear with Ottawa before giving information to the press regarding 
unemployment? 
4. If so, when was this requirement first made effective, and by whom? 



56 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. Has the Government received from Employment 
committees of the U.I.C., at any time since January 1, 1949, any recommenda- 
tions concerning public works projects? 
2. If so, what action has been taken thereon? 
3. What federal public works projects have been undertaken in order to 
relieve unemployment since September 1, 19497 
4. What number of persons have been employed thereon? 
5. How much money has been spent thereon? 
6. To whom have contracts for such works been awarded? 
7. In what areas have such works been undertaken? 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. What is the total number of unemployed persons in 
Canada at the present time? 
2. How many persons are now receiving unemployment insurance benefits? 
3. What is the average amount these persons are receiving? 
4. How many persons exhausted their benefits between October 1, 1949, 
and February 28, 1950? 
5. How many of these vill qualify for supplementary benefits as from 
March 1, 1950? 
6. For what average number of days will these persons qualify for such 
supplementary benefits? 
7. How many unemployed persons who applied for benefits between 
October 1, 1949, and February 28, 1950, found they had not sufficient contri- 
butions to qualify? 
8. How many of these will qualify for supplementary benefits as from 
March 1, 1950? 
9. For what average number of days will these persons qualify for such 
supplementary benefits? 

By Mr. MacInnis:--How many persons in receipt of unemployment insur- 
ance benefits in each of the months of November and December, 1949 and 
January, 1950, exhausted their benefits before finding employment? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper officers:-- 
By Mr. Coldwell:--Order of the House for a copy of the mailing list for 
the publication entitled Unemployment Insurance Commission Cumulative 
Monthly Report on Claims for Insurance Benefit, as it stood on August 1, 1949 
and as it stood on February 1, 1949, together with a statement showing the 
reasons for any changes made between these two dates. 

By Mr. Coldwell:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, documents and other papers passing between Mr. L. M. Marion and 
the Department of Transport, any Minister of the Crown, and any official or 
employee of the Government, from January 1, 1947 to date, with respect to 
the construction of a telegraph and/or telephone line between Dillon and 
Bult's House in Saskatchewan. 

By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a copy of all pay-rolls 
and a statement showing the amount and cost of materials used in connection 
with the repairs to the protection facilities of Bonaventure West, County of 
Bonaventure, from December, 1949 to February 15, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, lsT MARCH 57 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Shaw, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 5.55 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 2ND MARCH 59 

No. 11 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 2ND MARCH, 1950 

|RAYERS. 

Eleven petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Eighth Report of the 
{'h,rk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 1, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Th6r6se Simonne St. Onge Laurier, wife of Joseph Edouard G6rard 
Magella Laurier of Montreal, P.Q.--iVIr. Winkler. 
Of Doris Mary Thompson Lummis, wife of Wallace Ernest Lummis of 
Montreal, P.Q.--iVIr. Winkler. 
Of Hazel May Wilkie MacLeod, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Gordon Rae MacLeod, of Longueuil, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick, now residing in Verdun, 
P.Q., wife of Edward Charles Thomas McCormick of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Beatrice Campbell McClay, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Philip Andrew McClay of Greenfield Park, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Laurette Amyot McGroarty, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
James McGroarty, present address unkown.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee, wife of Ronald Aubrey McKee of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie, wife of Andrew McKenzie of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Phyllis Anne England McNab, now residing in England, wife of Robert 
McNab of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 



60 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Leslie William McNally of Greenfield Park, P.Q., husband of Janet 
Binnie Nairn McNally, now residing in Outremont, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Raymond Saint-Denis of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Fernande Poulin 
Saint-Denis.Mr. Winkler. 
Of Reuben Robert Shapiro of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Etty Mil]y Bennett 
Shapiro.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Jacqueline Marie Scully Sirois, wife of Bernard Denys Sirois of Mont- 
real, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Robert Earl Skinner of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Margaret Mayou 
Skinner.--Mr. Winkler. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
is desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 12 (Letter ]3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting Grants 
of Public Lands". 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Has 
Parliament voted any money for the construction of a telegraph and/or tele- 
phone line between Dillon and Bult's House in Saskatchewan? 
2. If so, when was the money voted and what was the amount? 
3. Were tenders called for the construction work or any phase of it? 
4. If so, what were the estimates of each of those who placed tenders? 
5. Who secured the contract and what were the terms? 
6. When was the construction work begun? 
7. When was it completed? 
8. What is the exact length of the line? 
9. What rate per mile was paid? 
10. When was this rate approved by the government? 

Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, laid before the House,--Copy of Regulations established by 
Order in Council P.C. 5989, approved November 24, 1949: passed under the 
provisions of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, Chapter 16, Statutes of 
Canada 1932-33. 

And also,--Statement with respect to Liquor Permits issued during the 
period January 1, 1949 to December 31, 1949 under the provisions of the 
Northwest Territories Act, Section 93, Chapter 142, R.S.C., 1927. 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--List of Diplomatic Instruments, Treaty Series 1948 and 1949, as follows:-- 
Protocols and Declaration concerning the General Agreement on Tariffs 
and Trade of October 30, 1947. Signed at Havana, March 24, 1948. (Teaty 
Series 1948, No. 12}. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 2ND MARCH 61 

Exchange of Notes (November 28, 1946 and October 28, 1948) between 
Canada and the Netherlands constituting an Agreement on the Transfer of 
Canadian Army Stores and Equipment to the Netherlands Government, the 
Settlement of Claims resulting from the Presence of Canadian Forces in the 
Netherlands during the War, and Related Matters. Signed at The Hague. 
Effective October 28, 1948. (Treaty Series 1948, No. 24). 
Exchange of Notes (November 13 and 17, 1948) between Canada and 
Finland constituting an Agreement concerning Trade Relations between the 
two Countries. Signed at Ottawa. Effective November 17, 1948. (Treaty 
Series 1948, No. 25). 
Agreement between Canada and the Secretary General of the United 
Nations concerning the United Nations Appeal for Children. Signed at Lake 
Success, N.Y., August 27, 1948. Retroactive to December 20, 1947. (Treaty 
Series 1948, No. 26). 
The Annecy Protocol of Terms of Accession to the General Agreement on 
Tariffs and Trade, and the Annecy Schedules of Tariff Concessions. Done at 
Annecy, October 10, 1949. (Treaty Series, 1949, No. 1). 
Exchange of Notes (February 15 and 28, 1949) between Canada and Turkey 
constituting an Agreement concerning the issuance of Temporary Visas. Signed 
at Ankara. Effective March 30, 1949. (Treaty Series, 1949, No. 3). 
Exchange of Notes (April 12, 1949) between Canada and the United States 
of America constituting an Agreement regarding the Establishment of a Joint 
Industrial Mobilization Committee. Signed at Ottawa. Effective April 12, 
1949. (Treaty Series 1949, No. 8). 
Exchange of Notes (May 3 and 9, 1949) between Canada and the Nether- 
lands constituting an Agreement for the Settlement of the Remaining Claims 
of the Government of Canada against the Government of the Netherlands 
arising out of World War II. Signed at Ottawa. In force May 9, 1949. (Treaty 
Series 1949, No. 11). 
Exchange of Notes (June 4, 1949) between Canada and the United States 
of America constituting an Understanding relating to Civil Aviation at the 
Leased Bases in Newfoundland. Signed at Ottawa. Effective June 4, 1949. 
(Treaty Series 1949, No. 15). 
Exchange of Notes (November 18 and 19, 1949) between Canada and 
Belgium constituting an Agreement regarding Visa Requirements for Non- 
Immigrant Travellers of the two countries. Signed at Ottawa. Effective 
December 1, 1949. (Treaty Series 1949, No. 23). 
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 
Lake Success, N.Y. December 9, 1948. Signed by Canada November 28, 1949. 
(Treaty Series 1949, No. 27). 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Knowles, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 10.45 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 

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A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 3RD MARCH 63 

No. 12 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 3ED MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Twenty-four petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Ninth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 2, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:m 
Of Reginald E. Martin of Greenfield Park, P.Q., husband of Willie Metia 
Davis Martin, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam, now residing in Hampstead, P.Q., 
wife of William Gordon Southam of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Gertrude Toulch Standard, wife of Martin Louis Standard of Montreal, 
P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch, wife of Stephen Stepanovitch of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick, wife of George Symianick of Montreal, 
P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Gladys Harriett Hassall Thorn, now residing in Verdun, P.Q., wife of 
George Allen Thorn of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mabel Veronica Askin Williamson, wife of Arthur Alfred Williamson 
of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Martin Matthew Waagemans of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Doris Irene 
Mitchell Waagemans.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Alison Hamilton Brown Weldon, wife of Richard Dale Weldon of 
Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Maria de Gregoria Zarbatany, wife of Jimmy Zarbatany of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
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64 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Tenth Report of the 
Clerk of the Petitions stating that he had examined the following petition pre- 
sented on March 2, and finds that all the requirements of Standing Order 68 
have been complied with, viz:-- 
Of George Henry Bridge of Quebec, P.Q., and others, all provisional 
directors of The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company, for an Act extending 
the time during which the Minister of Finance may grant a certificate of 
registry.--Mr. Lesage. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Fifth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows: -- 
Pursuant to Standing O'dr 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Fifth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Fred Marcus, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Lillian Rachel Usden Marcus. 
Of Albert Gedeon Martin, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Angelina 
Helene Laurette Martin. 
Of Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Diodato 
Mastracchio. 
Of Ada Freedman Mendelsohn, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Myron 
Mendelsohn. 
Of Sylvia Singer Mepham, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Clarence Mepham. 
Of Betty Margaret Slinn Metivier, now residing in England, wife of 
Rodolphe Gerald Metivier, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Douglas Norman 
Morrow. 
Of Hazel May Wilkie MacLeod, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Gordon Rae 
MacLeod. 
Of Beatrice Campbell McClay, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Philip Andrew 
McClay. 
Of Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of 
Edward Charles Thomas McCormick. 
Of Laurette Amyot McGroarty, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of James 
McGroarty. 
Of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Andrew 
McKenzie. 
Of Leslie William McNally, of Greenfield Park, P.Q., husband of Janet 
Binnie Nairn McNally. 
Of Phyllis Anne England McNab, now residing in England, wife of Robert 
McNab, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Christine Rachel Nicholson, of Scotstown, P.Q., wife of Angus Nichol 
Nicholson. 
Of Effie Irene Collier Newman, now residing in Toronto, Ont., wife of 
William Thomas Newman of Verdun, P.Q. 
Of Florence Druckman Oliver, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Avrum Mortimer 
Oliver. 
Of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Wilson 
O'Rourke. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 3RD MARCH 65 

Of Adele Kuznetz Paquette, of Montr.eal, P.Q., wife of Joseph Henri 
Jacques Adrien Hubert Paquette. 
Of Anne Halperin Perelmutter, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Morley Leonard 
Perelmutter. 
Of Sophie Roth Pliss, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Michael Pliss. 
Of Margaret May Tuck Reicker, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of George Leonard 
Reicker. 
Of Elizabeth Hampshier Ayton Reilley, now residing in Ireland, wife 
of Herschell Edward Reilley, of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, P.Q. 
Of Doris Joan Guest Rigg, of Lachine, P.Q., wife of James Rigg. 
Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Emmett 

Of 
Rogers. 
Of 

Harry Rudner, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Dora Raich Rudner. 
Of Edith Mary Stone Ryan, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Owen Ryan. 
Of Mabel Kathleen Baxter Simons, of La Tuque, P.Q., wife of Merrill Gordon 
Simons. 
Of Raymond Saint-Denis, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Fernande Poulin 
Saint-Denis. 
Of Reuben Robert Shapiro, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Etty Milly 
Bennett Shapiro. 
Of Robert Earl Skinner, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Margaret Mayou 
Skinner. 

Mr. Belzile, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House,--Statement of Current Operating Earnings and Expenses of the 
Chartered Banks of Canada for the Financial Year 1949, and the average of the 
Financial Years 1935-1949 as required by Statutes of Canada 1944, Chapter 30, 
section 53 (10). 

Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. Wright, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 13, An Act to provide for the Jurisdiction of the Exchequer Court 
of Canada in Matters of Divorce, which was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 12 {Letter B of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting Grants 
of Public Lands".--Mr. Winters. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 
At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume 
Lhe same at eight o'clock, p.m. 



66 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
8 P.M. 
(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15} 
(Private Bills) 
The Order being read for second reading of Bill No. 9, An Act to incor- 
porate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited; 
Mr. Benidickson, seconded by Mr. McIvor, moved,--That the said Bill be 
now read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; the said Debate was, on 
motion of Mr. Harkness, adjourned. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed in Committee of Supply and progress having been 
made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again at the next 
sitting of the House. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until Monday next at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 67 

No. 13 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMON8 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 6TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Thirteen petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Eleventh Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 3, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Ernest Beliveau of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Rita Maure Beliveau.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Belva Rubin Bercusson, wife of Joseph Bercusson of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Uld6ric Cadieux of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Pauline Pepin Cadieux. 
--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Lillian Phillips Campeau of Quebec, P.Q., wife of L6opold Campeau, 
now residing in PortugaL--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Robert Cohen of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Grace Veronica Gibbons 
Cohen.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Eugenia Jean Diakonuk Cuthbertson, now residing in Lachine, P.Q., 
wife of Francis William Cuthbertson now residing in Toronto, Ontario.---Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Dorothea Joan Lawrence Gamble, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, 
wife of Burton Alderson Gamble of Westmount, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, wife of 
Thomas Godfrey Goulbourn of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben, wife of Bernhard Toebben of Montreal. 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 



68 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Helen Leck Karaszi, wife of Leslie Karaszi of Montreal, p.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Russell Mowbray Meredith of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Violette De 
Lisle Meredith, now residing in the United States of America.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Laura Kathleen Potter Stewart, now residing in Lansdowne, Ontario, 
wife of John McLeod Stewart of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Joseph Alfred Sabourin of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Julia Kennedy 
Ducie Sabourin, now residing in St. Eustache sur le Lac, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum, wife of Hyman Tannenbaum of 
Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ruby Gladys Burns Thornhill, now residing in England, wife of Eldridge 
Seymour Thornhill of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Dora Moore Holland Towers, wife of Ralph Montague Towers of 
Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Thora Yvonne Easy Weaver, wife of Leslie Edward Weaver of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Patricia Ruth Segall Wener, wife of Benjamin Wener of Montreal, P.Q. 
--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Muriel Elizabeth McCurry Welham, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of Herbert John Welham of Outremont, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Thomas Gordon Williams of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jennie Louise 
Sheals Williams.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Chasia Berger Wolf, wife of Osias Wolf of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Hattie May Dawson Wood, now residing in Mille Isles, P.Q., wife of 
Henry George Wood of Lachute, P.Q.Mr. Winkler. 
Of John Wood of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Beatrice Florence Harrison 
Wood, now residing in Foster, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of John Allen Young of Shawinigan Falls, P.Q., husband of Jean Isabel 
Baker Young, now residing in Windsor, Ontario.---Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Sixth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Sixth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following Petition for a Private Bill, 
and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been com- 
plied with, viz:-- 
Of George Henry Bridge, of Quebec, P.Q., and others, all provisional 
directors of The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company, for an Act extending 
the time during which the Minister of Finance may grant the Company a 
certificate of registry. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that he had received from the Honourable 
Mr. Justice Doull and the Honourable Mr. Justice MacQuarrie, two of the 
Judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, selected for the trial of an 
election petition pursuant to "The Dominion Controverted Elections Act", a 
certificate and reports relating to the election for the Electoral District of 
Annapolis-Kings, and the same were read as follows:-- 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 69 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA 
DOMINION CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT 

IN THE MATTER OF THE ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR 
THE CONSTITUENCY OF ANNAPOLIS-KINGS, HOLDEN ON THE TWENTY-SEVENTH 
DAY OF JUNE, A.D. 1949. 

To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons: 
We, the undersigned judges appointed to try the above petition, do certify 
as follows,- 
Following the trial of the petition we determined as follows:- 
(1) The respondent Angus Alexander Elderkin, the member whose election 
was complained of was not duly elected or returned; 
(2) The election of a member to the House of Commons for the Electoral 
District of Annapolis-Kings, Nova Scotia, holden on the 27th day of June, 
A.D. 1949, was void. 
Such determination was made and filed in the office of the Registrar on 
the 23rd day of February, 1950. 
Now after the expiration of eight days from the day on which we gave 
our decision, we do certify to the Honourable the Speaker that our decision 
and determination is as set forth in paragraphs numbered 1 and 2 above and 
we do append hereto: 
(a) a copy of the notes of evidence; 
(b) a copy of our decision; 
(c) a special report to the Speaker under Section 60 of the Dominion 
Controverted Elections Act. 
Dated the 4th day of March, 1950. 
JOHN DOULL 
JOSIAH H. MacQUARRIE 

S. C. 14726. 
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA 
ELECTION FOR A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR THE 
ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF ANNAPOLIS-KINGS, NOVA SCOTIA, 
HOLDEN ON THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF JUNE, A.D. 1949. 

BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE DOULL and THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE 
MACQUARRIE. 

By the Court: 
This is a petition of George Clyde Nowlan of Wolfville in the County of 
King's, Nova Scotia, Barrister at Law. 
The petition sets out and it is admitted that the petitioner was a candidate 
at the election above mentioned. It is also set out and it is admitted that the 
candidates at the said election were the petitioner Angus Alexander Elderkin 
of Wolfville, who may be referred to as the respondent. 
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It is also set out and admitted that the election was held on June 27, 
1949 and Declaration Day proceedings were held at the Court house at Annap- 
91is Royal on the fourth day of July, A.D. 1949. 
It is also set out and admitted that a recount took place before His Honour 
K. L. Crowell, Judge of the County Court for District Number Three and that 
at the conclusion of the recount, the petitioner had a majority of sixty-two (62) 
votes excluding the votes of Defence Service electors and Veteran electors and 
the respondent had a majority of sixty-six (66) votes of the Defence Service 
and Veteran electors, and that thereupon the respondent was declared elected 
by a majority of four (4) votes and that notice of the return was published 
in the issue of the Canada Gazette of July 30, A.D. 1949. 
It is also set out and admitted there were authorized to vote for the said 
candidates "Defence Service Electors and Veteran Electors" qualified pursuant 
to the provisions of the "Canada Defence Service Voting Regulations". 
It is also set out and admitted that certain votes of the said Defence Elec- 
tors and Veteran Electors were counted by Judge Crowell in the recount. 
It is also set out and admitted that of these Defence Service Electors and 

Veteran Electors, there were counted as follows: 
Returning Division Elderkin Nowlan 
Edmonton .......................... 10 7 
Ottawa ............................. 18 18 
Halifax ............................. 130 67 

It is further set out in the petition and not admitted that of the one hundred 
and ninety-seven (197) votes of Defence Service Electors received at Halifax 
as aforesaid, at least one hundred and thirty (130) were cast by persons not 
entitled by law to vote in the said election as Defence Service Electors or 
Veteran Electors or at all. 
The answer admits that more than five but less than one hundred and 
thirty unqualified Defence electors voted. 
At the opening day of the trial the respondent by his counsel admitted that 
six unqualified Defence electors had voted and on the final day of the trial, 
counsel for the respondent admitted that ten whom he named were not qualified. 

These were: 

 86--W. B. Murphy 
$ 6--F. C. Bezanson 
 19--D. Batchuk 
 39--S. S. Dickonson 
 139---W. E. Smith 
i 78--Michael Lozinsky 
 1--W. B. Alexander 
 147--L. J. Ventner 
. 57--Allan D. Hubbard 
 117--L. P. Priestley 

The petitioner claims that he received a majority of the lawful votes cast, 
also that the respondent did not receive the majority of such lawful votes. 
Further, that the petitioner was duly elected or, in the alternative, that 
the election is void. 



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(2) A Defence Service elector, as described in clause (b), (d), or 
(I) of subparagraph one of paragraph 21, shall be deemed to be qualified 
to vote under the procedure set forth in these Regulations, at a general 
election, in the electoral district wherein he or she ordinarily resided on 
the date of the commencement of the period of his or her special service 
or on the date of the commencement of each of the individual periods of 
his or her training in the Naval, Military, or Aic Forces of Canada; the 
commencement of such special service is that period of special training 
or duty on which he or she is engaged during the voting period prescribed 
in subparagraph one of paragraph 26. 

A large number of the questions which have arisen and in regard to which 
evidence was received at the trial, relate to the qualifications of voters in regard 
to residence. It will be seen by the regulations quoted that a Defence Service 
voter may have his vote applied only to the electoral district in which his 
"ordinary place of residence" is situated. 

It will also be noted that "ordinary residence" is defined in the regulations 
and is in a great many cases the "city, town, village or other place in Canada 
wherein he or she was ordinarily resident prior to his or her appointment or 
enlistment in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada." 

The date of appointment or enlistment therefore becomes an important 
relevant fact. It is in every case a matter of military record, to be determined 
by an examination of military documents. These documents, for that purpose 
at any rate, come in upon p'oduction of the documents from proper custody. 
It may be true that if the Minister of the Crown, administering the Depart- 
ment, were of the opinion that the production of such documents would be 
detrimental to the public interest, he might refuse to produce them, but in the 
present case no such privilege is claimed and with the utmost fairness the 
records were produced by the Records officers and made available to both sides. 

In regard to the date of enlistment, the attestation documents are the 
enlistment and the date of the record in the absence of some mistake is to 
be taken. About this there has been no argument and we fail to see how there 
could be, but the argument in parts claimed that the documents should be 
shut out altogether. 

The real question, and one of some substance, is whether the entries in 
these documents are prima facie evidence of the matters recorded and more 
particularly whether they are prima facie evidence of the "city, town, village 
or other place in Canada wherein he or she was ordinarily residing prior to 
his or her appointment or enlistment in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of 
Canada." 

Several cases were cited to us, illustrating the rule in regard to Public or 
Official Documents. 

The rule as stated in Phipson, 8th Edition at page 332 is as follows:-- 
At common law, public registers are admissible (but not generally 
conclusive) proof of the facts recorded therein when (1) the book is 
required by law to be kept for public information or reference, and (2) 
the entry has been made promptly and by the proper officer. By Statute, 
also, the registers, minute books, records and documents kept by many 
public or semi-public departments or bodies are frequently made evi- 
dence either prima facie or conclusive of the matters therein recorded. 



74 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The words "for the information of the public" have in late years and in 
the English Courts been given a meaning much wider than is warranted by the 
earlier cases. Wigmore, 3rd edition at Sections 1630 et seq. indicates the process 
by which the word "public" in the phrase "public documents" came to be 
construed as meaning "capable of being known or observed by all" rather than 
"made by a public officer". 

The older cases set out in Wigmore make this exception to the hearsay rule 
depend upon the duty and the office of the official recording the entries in the 
documents. 

Some suggestion of the necessity of "publicity" in the modern sense was 
contained in words of Lord Denham, C. J. in Merrick vs. Wakley, 8 A. & E. 170, 
considering records of a poor house: 
The endcavour was to put this document upon the same footing with 
the register of the Navy office, the log book of a man of war, the books 
of the Master's office and other public books which are held to be 
admissible in evidence. But in these cases the entries are made by an 
officer in discharge of a public duty: they are accredited by those who 
have to act upon the statemenis; and they are made for the benefit of 
third persons. 

It will be noted that in this case the official made the entries for his own benefit. 
The Chief Justice takes it as clear that a "register of the Navy office, the log book 
of a man of war" etc. are admissible. No publicity in the sense of "open to 
every one" vas said to be a requirement. 

In 1880 Lord Blackburn in Sturla vs. Freccia L.R.S.A.C. 623 differentiated 
between a "public" document and a "confidential report". He understood 
a public document to mean one which was "intended for the purpose of the 
public making use of it". 

Wigmore regards this sanction of publicity as not an essential limitation 
but only as a casual advantage. 

Later English decisions, however, have not only emphasized the necessity 
of open publicity but have confused it with another principle, that of the 
privilege of the Crown or officers of State to withhold production of any evidence 
documentary or otherwise, the production of which would be detrimental to the 
public service. It was suggested in this case that because a Minister of the 
Crown might refuse production on that ground, the document ceased to be a 
"public document". Such a contention has no foundation in law. The matter 
of admissibility is one thing and generally speaking any relevant evidence 
is admissible and any person is bound to produce any relevant evidence. The 
matter of privilege is quite another matter and a Minister may refuse to produce 
any document, relevant or not and otherwise admissible if the Minister states 
that the production of such evidence would be prejudicial to the public interest. 
No such question arises here and we deal with this only because a confusion 
of the two ideas seems to have influenced very high Courts. 

It is to be noted that in Sturla vs. Freccia, the House of Lords was dealing 
with a foreign document, a report of a committee appointed by a public depart- 
ment in a foreign state. The various Lords gave various reasons for not 
admitting the document and even Lord Blackburn, whose decision is referred 
to in this connection, did not carry the question very far. He said: 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 75 

I do not think that 'public' there is to be taken in the sense of the 
whole world. I think that an entry in the books of a manor is public 
in the sense that it concerns all the people interested in the manor. 

The present entries are "public" in the sense that they concern all the Army, 
or Navy or Air Force as the case may be. 

The Army Act 1881, which has been made to apply to the Armed Forces 
of Canada, makes these records admissible in proceedings under the Army Act 
in either military or civil Courts. We think that it is correct that this does 
not make the documents admissible in other cases but it does indicate the 
official character of these records. 

Passing on to more modern cases--in Lilley vs. Pettit (1946) 1 K.B. 401, 
which was a case of making a false statement concerning the birth of a child, 
a Court consisting of Goddard, C.J., Croom-Johnson and Lynskey, J.J. refused 
to admit the regimental record to prove that the husband of the accused was 
out of the Kingdom during certain periods for various reasons, one of which 
was that they were not public documents. Lord Goddard seems to base his 
opinion of their publicity upon another assumption "that an officer of the 
Crown could refuse to produce on a subpoena if it was considered contrary 
to the public interest so to do." This reasoning is not convincing. 
Following this case in Andrews vs. Cordmer (1947) 1 A.E.R. 777 a Court 
consisting of Goddard, C.J., Akinson & Oliver, J.J. held that such records were 
admissible in a civil case under the Evidence Amendment Act 1938. This or 
a similar act is not in force in Nova Scotia and the case is not helpful. The 
concluding paragraph is, however, interesting after Lilley vs. Pettit. 
How could any document have greater probability of accuracy-- 
and that is after all what is relied on--and how could any evidence come 
from a more compelling source than a regimental record of this nature? 
The admissibility of these records has arisen in Canada in connection 
with Divorce cases. 

In Hare vs. Hare (1943) 3 D.L.R. 579, the Supreme Court of Ontario over- 
ruling a decision of Urquhart, J. held that army records were admissible to 
prove the absence of the soldier overseas. The Court held that these were made 
admissible under the Army Act 1881 (Imp.) and the Militia Act, ch. 132 R.S.C., 
Sec. 69 and also under the Evidence Act R.S.O. (1937) ch. 119, s. 28. 

As noted above and as was pointed out later by Urquhart, J. in Stafford 
vs. Stafford (1945) 1 D.L.R. 263, the Army Act provides only for admissibility 
in proceedings under the Army Act and consequently we get no assistance from 
Section 69 of Chapter 132, R.S.C. which makes the Army Act applicable to 
Canadian forces. Nor for that matter does Section 28 of the Evidence Act 
R.C.O. 137 Ch. 19 take the matter further, for that section only makes certified 
copies available in cases where the original is admissible. 

Section 26 of the Canada Evidence Act is, as pointed out in the above case 
by Urquhart, J., a section of much wider significance. It is similar to Section 13 
of the Nova Scotia Evidence Act, Chapter 225 R.S.N.S. 
Section 26 of the Canada Evidence Act is as follows: 
Books kept in offices under Dominion Government.--A copy of any 
entry in any book kept in any office or department of the Government 



76 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

of Canada, or in any commission, board or other branch of the public 
service of Canada, shall be received as evidence of such entry, and of 
the matters, transactions and accounts therein recorded, if it is proved 
by the oath or affidavit of an officer of such department, commission, 
board or other branch of the said public service, that such book was, 
at the time of the making of the entry, one of the ordinary books kept 
in such office, department, commission, board or other branch of the 
said public service, that the entry was made in the usual and ordinary 
course of business of such office, department, commission, board or other 
branch of the said public service, and that such copy is a true copy 
thereof. 

This section makes copies evidence and if the originals were not otherwise 
evidence, it clearly makes the originals evidence by a necessary inference. It 
has been proven that these documents are under the control of the Minister 
or Acting Minister, who has in this case authorized their production, so that 
it is quite clear that they are entries in a Department of the Government of 
Canada. It is clear from the evidence that these are made in the ordinary 
course of business of the Army, Navy or Air Force which is under the Depart- 
ment. The only question is whether these files in most cases loosely fastened 
together constitute a "book". The term is not a narrow one and is sufficient to 
include these files and these entries. 

By a long discussion we have come to the conclusion that these documents 
are admissible to prove the facts recorded. They are admissible apart from 
this to prove the enlistment and its date. If it were not for recent cases of high 
authority, we would consider Wigmore's opinion, the better opinion and would 
admit them as public documents irrespective of the Statute. 

The attestation and other documents vhich we have decided to be admis- 
sible are not the only evidence of the ordinary residence of the voters at the 
time of enlistment. Oral evidence in almost all cases of objection to their quali- 
fications, showed that the voters moved into the vicinity of Greenwood after 
enlistment. 

The result of the document and this other evidence showed at the close 
of the evidence and at the time of the argument, three classes into which the 
names objected to were divided, and apart from objections in a few individual 
cases, there was no very serious arguments that if the documents vere received, 
the names might be appropriately classified under the several headings of the 
petitioner's argument. 

Schedule "'B" which the petitioner submitted as part of his argument con- 
tains 101 names of voters who "were residing outside of the constituency at 
time of enlistment and did not thereafter file statements of ordinary residence". 
We find that this list is correct with the exception of two names, Hubley and 
Porter, and on this list we find that there are 99 names of persons, who voted and 
were not entitled to vote at the election in question. 

Schedule "C" which the petitioner submitted as part of his argument 
contains 29 names of voters who "filed statements of ordinary residence outside 
of the constituency". We find this list to be correct and on this list we find 
29 names of persons who voted and were not entitled to vote at the election 
in question. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 77 

Schedule "'E'" which the petitioner submitted as part of his argument 
contains 8 names of electors objected to for various causes. Three of these 
were persons who took declarations before non-commissioned officers. This 
is permissible under the regulations in case of small detachments where the 
service of a commissioned officer is not available. These votes were taken at 
outlying places and in the absence of evidence, it might be presumed that this 
was done regularly. In the case of the two voters, Peck and Watson, whose 
votes were taken at Moncton, the evidence is that the detachment there could 
not be properly called "small" and that there were, at any rate, commissioned 
officers to the number of ten or more in the detachment. We think that these 
two names did not vote regularly. 
As to the Army soldier Banks C.W.D. there is nothing to rebut the 
presumption of regularity. 
As to Edward McNeil Banks, while he could not vote unless undergoing 
training, we think that the burden of showing that the voter was disqualified 
is on the petitioner. 
W. A. Cullen was entitled to vote. John It. Redmond was clearly not 
entitled to vote as he did. The result is that we decide that 5 of the 8 names 
on Schedule "E" were not qualified. 

Schedule "D'" which the petitioner submitted as part of his argument 
contains 18 names of voters who "filed statements of ordinary residence within 
the constituency" but in regard to whom the petitioner claims that they had 
not the right to file such statements. 
This involves some consideration of the Regulations under which electors 
on Defence Service are entitled to vote. 
Section 16 (4) of the Dominion Elections Act (1938) reads as follows:-- 
(4) Any person on Defence Service as defined in paragraph twenty- 
one of The Canadian Defence Service Voting Regulations, shall be 
deemed to continue to ordinarily reside in the place of his ordinary 
residence as defined in paragraph twenty-three of the said Regulations. 

As there can be no question that the voters in question are persons on 
Defence Service, we turn to paragraph 23 of the Regulations, which has been 
quoted above. 

We construe these regulations to mean:-- 
(a) a person who was not qualified as a Defence Service elector on 
August 1, 1948, but has become qualified since that date, has his "ordinary 
residence" in the city, town, village, or other place in Canada where he was 
ordinarily residing prior to his appointment or enlistment; 
(b) a person, qualified as a Defence Service voter on August 1, 1948, 
and who has changed his place of residence since his appointment or enlistment, 
may file at headquarters a "statement of ordinary residence" before January 
1, 1949, and if he does file such a statement, the "place of ordinary residence" 
shall be the "city, town, village or other place in Canada" set out in the state- 
ment, otherwise his "ordinary place of residence" is the "city, town, village 
or other place in Canada" where he resided prior to his appointment or 
enlistment. 



HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The electors whose qualifications are questioned in Schedule "D" are (with 
one exception) persons who resided outside of the constituency at the time 
of their enlistment or appointment and who by a "statement of ordinary 
residence" showed a change of address to R.C.A.F. Station Greenwood. That 
is to say, the voters whose rights are questioned under this schedule are residing 
at the Air Force Station barracks at Greenwood, a place admittedly with the 
constituency. 

These definitions of "ordinary place of residence" are a little difficult 
because the definitions themselves make use of the term residence. 

The term residence, apart from the definition in the statute, is a question 
of fact. It means the place where a person is making his home for the present, 
more than temporarily but not necessarily with an intention or even expecta- 
tion that it will be permanent. If a person has a wife or family who are with 
him and has no other home, his residence may usually be taken to be where 
their living quarters are. If a person has no home in that sense, he is usually 
said to reside where he ordinarily sleeps. 

The Regulations provide-in effect that if an elector "has changed his or 
her place of residence", he may change his "place of ordinary residence in 
Canada" by completing and filing the proper form within the time limited. 

But, it is argued, he can only change his residence according to the words 
f the section to a--"city, town, village or other place in Canada", and R.C.A.F. 
Station, Greenwood, is not a city, town or village and not a place of the class 
which is contemplated by the Act. In other words, the ejusdem generis rule 
applies and we must read "place" as meaning some definite territorial unit. At 
any rate, the argument is, the R.C.A.F. Station is not a place within the 
meaning of the Regulation. 

After consideration, we are unable to accept this construction. The word 
"place" must reasonably be taken to include any locality which provides a 
residence in point of fact. Indeed, even if we did apply the ejusdem generis 
rule, we would think that an Army station of the size of the present R.C.A.F. 
Station, Greenwood, was a village or a place of like character. The genus is 
not the corporate existence of the city, town or village but the fact that they 
designate a locality. 

We have therefore come to the conclusion that a person who has in fact 
changed his residence to the R.C.A.F. Station Greenwood may properly make 
the declaration in question. We reach this conclusion from an examination of 
the Act and the regulations. 

The result is that we must decide that the persons on Schedule "D" had a 
right to vote in Annapolis-Kings with the exception of J. E. W. Ellis whose 
declaration was not signed. 

In so far as these schedules go, the petitioner has shown that the following 
numbers of Service personnel voted, although they were not qualified:- 
On Schedule "B" . ................................... 99 
On Schedule "C" . ................................... 29 
On Schedule "E" . ................................... 5 
On Schedule "D" . ................................... 1 

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As the total voters were 197, there were 63 voters whose right to vote has not 
been successfully attacked. 
The petitioner now argues as follows: Of this Nova Scotia Service vote, 
the respondent was credited with 130 and the petitioner with 67. The result 
of this trial has been that there are only 63 votes to distribute. The probability 
that the petitioner received only 4 of them must be very small. We are there- 
fore asked to say that the weight of evidence is to the effect that the petitioner 
received a least 5. 
While we have a good deal of sympathy with this view as a practical 
proposition, we do not think we can act upon it in the decision of an election 
petition. It is only in the extraordinary case of a separate Service voters poll 
that we can count as far as we have been able to do and we think that unless by 
figures the petitioner can count himself in, we can go no further than to 
declare the election void. 
The petitioner also argues that there were irregularities of so serious a 
aature as to require that the whole of the Greenwood vote be thrown out. 
The vote at Greenwood was not taken in an orderly manner and some of 
[he regulations were not complied with. The poll, by Section 26, was required 
to be open-- 
not less than three hours each day between nine o'clock in the fore- 
noon and ten o'clock in the evening of the six days from the Monday next 
following nomination to the Saturday immediately preceding polling 
day, both inclusive. 
The Greenwood poll was kept open-- 
from ten o'clock to twelve in the mo1,ing of the entire week till Saturday 
inclusive, the week prior to the election. 
Q. And you closed on Saturday, did you? 
A. No. Monday to Saturday inclusive. 
Q. I say, you closed on Saturday? 
A. Saturday noon. 
Q. Saturday noon? 
A. That is right. 
(Evidence of F]C Donald C. Keith) 
In the second place the room may have been too large, but it is also probable 
that the time was too short for in any case a considerable number of electors 
were allowed in the polling booth at the same time. Voters with ballots walked 
around the room waiting for their turn to get into the booth. 
The officer in charge was assisted by a non-commissioned officer and the 
outside envelopes were furnished by this non-commissioned officer to the 
Service voters who signed them and they were passed along a table to the 
commissioned officer who signed them. The commissioned officer certified that 
the voter "did this day make before me the above set forth declaration". 
It was made before him in the sense that it was made in the room in which 
the commissioned officer was present. Perhaps this was not important except 
that Section 35 provides that: 
35. ASter the declaration has been completed and signed by the 
Defence Service elector and the certificate thereunder has been completed 
and signed by the commissioned ol:ficer as prescribed by paragraph 34, 
the commissioned officer shall hand a ballot paper to such elector. 



80 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

It is clear that in many cases the ballots were given to the voters by the non- 
:ommissioned officer and before the commissioned officer had signed the 
declaration. The officers in charge seem to have had little conception of the 
importance of their duties and the necessity of strictly carrying out the 
regulations. 
Matters were not improved by a "signal" from Air Force headquarters 
which the officer interpreted to mean that he was to make no inquiry as to the 
qualifications of voters and that once an envelope was presented to him with 
a signature, he was to give the holder a ballot even if he knew that the person 
was not entitled to vote. He asked the voters no questions, not even whether 
the declaration was true. 

It is evident that the officer who took the vote at Greenwood regarded 
himself as acting as an Air Force officer, subject to instructions by his superior 
officers whether such instructions were consistent with the regulations or not. 

Even the office of the Special Returning Officer for the District does not 
seem to have been conducted with the care which is desirable. 

The Special Returning Officer was unable to furnish a list or even the names 
of the commissioned officers appointed to take the votes, although he said that 
to the best of his knowledge the names were sent to Ottawa with the other 
papers. 

As to checking the envelopes with the names, he says "generally we 
checked". 

In regard to this constituency which must have been a considerable part 
of the district, the Special Returning Officer is vague as to the checking. None 
f the outer envelopes have been initialled by the scrutineers as directed. In 
the constituency of Annapolis-Kings the contest was between representatives 
f two parties, but the Special Returning Officer is unable to tell what parties 
were represented by scrutineers at the scrutiny of envelopes or counting of 
ballots of that constituency. For anything that he was able to tell the two 
"opposing" parties at the counting may have been the C.C.F. and the Social 
Credit, although those parties had no candidates in the constituency. His 
answer was "I have no idea from memory; I have no idea". 
It may be taken as proven that there were irregularities of considerable 
importance in connection with the taking of the Service vote and some 
irregularities of probably less importance in connection with the counting of 
Lhat vote. 
We are referred to Section 90 of the Regulations which reads: 
90. The validity of the election of a member to serve in the House 
of Commons shall not be questioned on the ground of any omission or 
irregularity in connection with the administration of these Regulations, 
if it appears that such omission or irregularity did not affect the result of 
the election, nor on the ground that for any reason it was found impossible 
to secure the vote of any Defence Service elector or Veteran elector 
under the procedure set forth in the said Regulations. 
In spite of the wide character of this Section, we think that the irregularities 
at Greenwood Air Force Station were of a serious character and no one can 
say that the failure to carry out the regulations did not affect the result of 
the election. 



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This, of course, is one more reason why we should declare the election 
void and no doubt would be a sufficient reason if there were no others. 
The argument on behalf of the petitioner goes further and is that we 
should disregard the Greenwood votes entirely and find that the petitioner has 
been elected by the other votes. 
Apparently the effect of irregularities is to render the election void and 
we have not been directed to a case where a poll has been throwr ott on 
the count and a candidate elected who would be in the minority if the poll 
were counted. In all the cases cited by the petitioner, the question was 
whether the election was void. In Jenkins vs. Brecken 7 S.C.R. 247, the County 
Court Judge did not count any votes in a certain poll but the question was in 
regard to the validity of the individual votes. The principle does not enable 
us here to give any particular number of votes to the petitioner. 
In the result we can make no finding that the petitioner has been elected. 
We therefore find: 
(1) The respondent Angus Alexander Elderkin, the member whose election 
is complained of, was not duly elected or returned; 
{2) The election of a member to the House of Commons for the Electoral 
District of Annapolis-Kings, Nova Scotia, holden on the 27th day of June, 
A.D. 1949, was void. 

COSTS 
In regard to a considerable part of the expense of this trial, the expense 
of the Sheriff and other officers of the Court are under Section 86 to be payable 
by Canada. 
As to other costs between the parties, we were asked that the respondent 
should have costs for the reason that before the trial he made certain admissions 
which would have had the effect of avoiding the election. These admissions, 
however, were of a very guarded character and were not at all in conformity 
with the requirements of Section 19. The petitioner alleged that 130 votes 
of Defence Service voters in the Halifax District were cast by persons not entitled 
by law to vote. The admission was that more than 5 but less thar 130 
unqualified Defence Service electors voted in the election. The admission 
was not sufficient and in any case would not be sufficient to justify a finding 
by the Court without some evidence. In response to demand for admission 
of facts, the respondent did not go further until the opening day of the Court. 
On that day the respondent admitted that ten { 10) voters whose names he gave 
were under age and were not entitled to vote. The evidence is that over 130 
voters were disqualified, a fact in itself which justified the petitioner in 
continuing the proceedings. 
We therefore award to the petitioner against the respondent the costs of 
proceedings up to and including the opening day of the Court. In regard to 
other costs we make no order. We are of opinion that any expense incurred 
by members of the Armed Forces in attending at the trial should be borne by 
those Forces. In considerable measure they were responsible for the irregu- 
larities which occurred. 

JOHN DOULL, 
JOSIAH H. MacQUARRIE, 

Halifax, N.S., 
February 22, 1950. 

(For evidence accompanying said Judgment, see Appendix to the Journals, No. 1 ) 



82 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA 
DOMINION CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT 

IN THE MATTER OF THE ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR 
THE CONSTITUENCY OF ANNAPOLIS-KINGS HOLDEN ON THE TWENTY-SEVENTH 
DAY OF JUNE, A.D. 1949. 

Special Report 

To The Honourable The Speaker of the House of Commons. 
Under Section 60 of the Dominion Controverted Elections Act it is pro- 
vided that the trial judges may, at the same time as they certify their deter- 
mination of a petition, also make a special report to the Speaker as to any 
matter arising in the course of the trial, an account of which ought, in their 
judgment, to be submitted to the House of Commons. 
We have had under observation during the trial of this petition, the 
manner in which the vote of Defence Service voters was taken with particular 
reference to Greenwood Airport. The irregularities at that station were, in 
our opinion, so considerable as to warrant consideration of the system of taking 
the Service vote and a review of the Regulations applicable thereto. 
The present Regulations provide that the votes of Defence voters be taken 
by Commissioned Officers, with an exception in the case of small detachments 
where Commissioned Officers are not available. 

At Greenwood Air Station the officer who was in charge of taking the 
vote was a Commissioned Officer who appeared to have good clerical ability 
and to be an intelligent and competent officer, but he seems to have totally 
failed to appreciate that he was bound to follow the Regulations. The following 
are some of the respects in which he failed to carry out the prescrived rules: 
(1) The hours of voting prescrived by the Regulations were not followed. 
Section 26 provides that:-- 
26 (1) Every commanding officer shall, forthwith upon being noti- 
fied by the liaison officer, publish as part of Daily Orders, a notice, in 
Form No. 5, informing all Defence Service electors under his command 
that a general election has been ordered in Canada and shall therein 
state the dates fixed for nomination and polling days: it shall also be 
stated in the said notice that every Defence Service elector may cast 
his vote before any commissioned officer designated by the commanding 
officer for that purpose, during such hours as may be fixed by the com- 
manding officer, not less than three each day, between nine o'clock in 
the forenoon and ten o'clock in the evening, of the six days from the Mon- 
day next following nomination day to the Saturday immediately preced- 
ing polling day, both inclusive: the commanding officer shall afford all 
necessary facilities to Defence Service electors attached to his unit to cast 
their votes in the manner prescribed in these Regulations. 
In the case of Greenwood Air Station, the polling place was open only two 
hours each day. 

This regulation and others of like character were perhaps essential in time 
of war, but in Canada in time of peace, we believe that it is quite unnecessary 
to have any part of the taking of the vote directed by the Commanding Officer, 



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The officer or other person taking the vote should be under the direction of 
the Chief Electoral Officer and should understand that he must follow the 
Regulations strictly. 
(2) The declarations under Section 34 were not taken "before" the officer 
in the sense in which a lawyer would understand the word "before". This 
officer thought it sufficient if they were signed in the same room. The declarant 
should declare to the officer that the statement is true. In this case, the officer 
had received instructions from Air Headquarters which he interpreted as mean- 
ing that he must not ask a voter whether the declaration was true and that he 
was required to give a ballot to the voter even if he knew that the declaration 
was untrue. 
(3) The Commissioned Officer did not keep control of the ballots but passed 
them to his assistant who, in many cases, delivered ballots to the voters before 
the certificate had been signed by the officer. This was contrary to the provisions 
of Section 35 of the Regulations. 
(4) Other provisions of Section 35 were not observed: there were a num- 
ber of persons in the voting place and persons were walking around after they 
had been given ballots, so that there could have been no proper secrecy and it 
is also fairly clear that the provisions for giving and receiving the ballot and 
inside envelope were not carried out. 
(5) The "postal facility" made available was an open mail bag which was 
not locked until the end of the day. It was not in charge of postal authorities. 
(6) The evidence indicates a disorganized polling booth where a con- 
siderable number of persons were walking around. The officer seems to have 
considered that he had no duty in regard to anything except signing the 
certificates. 
(7) Under order of Headquarters, the Commissioned Officer made no 
inquiry of voters. He interpreted his instructions to mean that if a declara- 
tion was presented to him and signed, he would certify it and give a ballot to 
the person presenting it, even if he knew that that person was not entitled to 
vote. 

The Regulations should make it clear that no superior officer should give 
directions to the person taking the vote. The person taking the vote should 
be required to carry out the regulations and not the orders of the officers of the 
Service. 

In regard to the Special leturning Officer for the District, his work was 
apparently not carried out with the care that would have been expected from 
an experienced official. While he states that the votes were counted by pairs 
of scrutineers, no initials of scrutineers appeared on the outer envelopes and 
his interpretation of "different and opposed political interests" was not a 
reasonable interpretation when applied to Annapolis-Kings constituency. 

We therefore submit our opinion-- 
(1) That, if hereafter it is considered necessary to place officers in charge 
of taking the Service vote, such officers should be properly instructed and should 
be under the control of the Chief Electoral Officer and not subject in any way 
to the instruction of his higher Defence Command in respect of these duties. 
(2) In stations of any considerable size, provision should be made for the 
presence of representatives of the parties which have candidates and that if 
the parties so desire, these representatives may be civilians. 



84 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

(3) Consideration should be given, in cases where there are large stations, 
to the feasibility of taking the Service vote for the constituency in which the 
camp is situate, entirely outside of the station and by civilian Returning Officers. 
A poll for all Service men set up in the manner used for an advance poll and 
under the control of civilians would improve the results. 
(4) Reasonable opportunity should be given to the political parties who 
wish, to meet the Service personnel and explain their views. 
JOHN DOULL, J. 
March 4, 1950. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that in conformity with Chapter 50, 
Section 69 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1927, he had issued his Warrant 
to the Chief Electoral Officer to make out a new Writ of Election for the said 
Electoral District of Annapolis-Kings. 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Report of the Canadian Delegation to the Fourth Session of the General 
Conference of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organiza- 
tion (UNESCO), which was held at Paris from September 19 to October 5, 1949. 
(English and French). 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Blair, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 10.50 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 7TH MARCH 85 

No. 14 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 7TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twelfth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 6, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Douglas Charles Blair of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Genevieve Aileen 
Pooley Blair, now residing in Sarnia, Ontario.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary Thomson Cadieux, now residing in Scotland, wife of Ad61ard 
Cadieux of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Henri Paul Gaudreault of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Victoire Jean 
Gaudreault.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Alice Jean Young Gulliver, wife of Pearce Gulliver of St. John's, New- 
foundland.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Blanche Naomi Greenlees, now residing in Nanaimo, British Columbia, 
wife of William Stephen Greenlees of Aylmer, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Helen Irene Barney Hutchison, wife of Walter John Basil Hutchison of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson, now residing in Verdun, P.Q., wife 
of Melfort Lowson of Westmount, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Annie Kwiat Maislin, wife of Noah Maislin of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Olive Marguerite Cann Nichol, now residing in Westmount, P.Q., wife 
of David Maxwell Nichol of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sadie Chernin Petruska alias Prince, now residing in Glace Bay, Nova 
Scotia, wife of David Petruska alias David Prince of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 



86 HOUSE OF COMMONS .4 GEORGE VI 

Of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre, wife of Maurice Clovis Pierre of Montreal, 
P.Q.--1VIr. Winkler. 
Of Freda Geraldine Barlow Rodgers, now residing in Brampton, Ontario, 
wife of Ralph Orion Rodgers of Asbestos, P,Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary White Sheppard, wife of Clarence Sheppard of St. John's, New- 
foundland.--Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Seventh Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Seventh Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Belva Rubin Bercusson, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Joseph Bercusson. 
Of Ulderic Cadieux, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Pauline Pepin Cadieux. 
Of Robert Cohen, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Grace Veronica Gibbons 
Cohen. 
Of Dorothea Joan Lawrence Gamble, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, 
wife of Burton Alderson Gamble of Westmount, P.Q. 
Of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, wife of 
Thomas Godfrey Goulbourn, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Helen Leck Karaszi, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Leslie Karaszi. 
Of Reginald E. Martin, of Greenfield Park, P.Q., husband of Willie 1VIetia 
Davis Martin. 
Of Laura Kathleen Potter Stewart, now residing in Lansdowne, Ontario, 
wife of John McLeod Stewart, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam, of ampstead, P.Q., wife of William 
Gordon Southam. 
Of Gertrude Toulch Standard, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Martin Louis 
Standard. 
Of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of George 
Syrnianick. 
Of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Stephen Stepano- 
vitch. 
Of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Hyman 
Tannenbaum. 
Of Ruby Gladys Burns Thornhill, now residing in England, wife of Eldridge 
Seymour Thornhill, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Gladys Harriett Hassall Thorn, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of George Allen 
Thorn. 
Of Dora Moore Holland Towers, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Ralph Montague 
Towers. 
Of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Bernhard 
Toebben. 
Of Mabel Veronica Askin Williamson, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Arthur 
Alfred Williamson. 
Of Martin Matthew Waagemans, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Doris Irene 
Mitchell Waagemans. 
Of Alison Hamilton Brown Weldon, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Richard 
Dale Weldon. 
Of Thora Yvonne Easy Weaver, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Leslie Edward 
Weaver. 



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Of Patricia Ruth Segall Wener, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Benjamin Wener. 
Of Muriel Elizabeth McCurry Welham, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Herbert 
John Welham. 
Of Thomas Gordon Williams, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jennie Louise 
Sheals Williams. 
Of Chasia Berger Wolf, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Osias Wolf. 
Of Hattie May Dawson Wood, of Mille Isles, P.Q., wife of Henry George 
Wood. 
Of John Wood, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Beatrice Florence Harrison 
Wood. 
Of John Allen Young, of Shawinigan Falls, P.Q., husband of Jean Isabel 
Baker Young. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the House,--Report of a meeting of the Commis- 
sioners of Internal Economy of the House of Commons, held March 1, 1950. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of further correspondence between the Prime Minister of Canada 
and Premiers of various Provinces of Canada with respect to the proposed 
Dominion-Provincial Conference to be held during the autumn of 1950 to discuss 
general questions of common concern to the Federal and Provincial Govern- 
ments. (English and French). 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
bReport by the Civil Service Commission on positions excluded, in whole or 
in part, from the operation of the Civil Service Act during the calendar year 
1949, under authority of Section 59 of the said Act, Chapter 22, R.S.C. 1927. 

Mr. Pearson moved,--That Votes Nos. 64 to 84 inclusive, of the Main 
Estimates 1950-51 be withdrawn from the Committee of Supply, and referred 
to the Standing Committee on External Affairs, saving always the powers of 
the Committee of Supply in relation to the voting of public moneys. 

And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at eight 
o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Maybank: That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas 
Company, be now read the second time. 

And the Debate continuing; 

Mr. MacDougall, seconded by Mr. Goode, moved,--That this question be 
now put. 



HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; the said Debate was, on motion 
of Mr. Jones, adjourned. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 
The House then resumed Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Pearson,-- 
That Votes Nos. 64 to 84 inclusive, of the Main Estimates 1950-51 be withdrawn 
from the Committee of Supply, and referred to the Standing Committee on 
External Affairs, saving always the powers of the Committee of Supply in 
relation to the voting of public moneys. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of 
Mr. Hansell, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 10.50 o'clock, p.m., until tomorrow, at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 8TH MARCH 89 

No. 15 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 8TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Fourteen petitions wer.e laid on the Table. 

Mr. Cot6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 5842, approved 
November 17, 1949: establishing "The Government Annuities Regulations, 
1949" and revoking previous Regulations. (English and French). 
And also,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 5843, approved November 17, 
1949: approving the Table. of Rates for Annuity Contracts, the effective dates 
of which are on or after the 19th day of April, 1948, together with the Table 
of Rates. 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--Forty-fifth Report of the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada for 
the year ended December 31, 1949. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of November 9, 1949, for a Return showing:--l. 
What was the total amount expended in Canada on health and welfare by, (a) 
the federal government: (b) the provincial governments; (c) municipal 
authorities; (d) voluntary and other organizations, in 1930, 1935, 1938, 1940, 
1942, 1944, 1946 and 1948? 
2. What is the anticipated expenditure on health and welfare by (a), (b), 
(c), and {d), as above, for 1949 and for 1950? 
3. What main items are included, and what are the amounts for each such 
main item, in the answers to questions {1) and (2) above? 



90 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence, 
laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army, 
published in the Canada Gazette during the period February 26, 1950 to March 
4, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, 
Chapter 132, R.S.C., 1927, as amended. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 

And the Debate still continuing the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Major, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 5.45 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 9TH MARCH 91 

No. 16 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 9TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Eight petitions were laid on the Table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Thirteenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 8, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Sybil Elliott Karr Boulanger, wife of Michael Ernest Boulanger of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of John Elliot Cumming of Hull, P.Q., husband of Dorian Graham 
Cumming.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mayo Arthur Perrin Harrigan of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Margaret 
Newcombe Layton Harrigan, now residing in Great Village, Nova Scotia.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of George Eustorgio Lanzon of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Catherine 
Steedman Lanzon.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Vincent Lemonde of Drummondville, P.Q., husband of Elisa Payelle 
Lemonde, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Micheline Loranger Major, wife of Gaetan Major of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Veronica Pearl Faulkner MacKenzie, wife of Alexander Gilbert Mac- 
Kenzie of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Helen Meadows MacNaughton now residing in Westmount, P.Q., wife of 
Eric Alexander MacNaughton of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Gertrude Howard McWilliams Rubin, now residing in Windsor, Ontario, 
wife of Louis Rubin of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch, now residing in Lockport, United 
States of America, wife of Peter John Schoch of Chicoutimi, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 



92 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith of St. John's, Newfoundland, wife of Thomas 
Edwin Smith, now in England.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless, wife of George Milton Lawrence 
Stockless of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Douglas Barrymore Stone of Westmount, P.Q., husband of Leatrice 
Lillian Jay Stone, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Charles George Storey of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Elizabeth Hope 
Griffith Storey, now residing in New York, United States of America.-Mr. 
Winkler. 

Mr. Gardiner, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Report on Activities under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act for the 
Crop Year 1948-49. 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
by command of His Excellency the Governor General,---Annual Report of the 
Department of Transport for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1949. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 1, 1950. for a Return showing:--l. Were tenders 
called for by the Dominion Government or any agency thereof for the cutting 
of timber or other forest products on Indian Reserves and/or National Park 
areas in the province of Saskatchewan in the years 1947, 1948 and 19497 
2. If so, who were the successful tenderers and for what amounts? 
3. What amounts of lumber, pulp or other forest products were cut on 
Indian Reserves, National Park areas or other Dominion controlled land in 
the province of Saskatchewan in the years 1947, 1948 and 19497 

Mr. Belzile, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid 
before the House,-Copy of Order in Council passed under the provisions of 
the Foreign Exchange Control Act, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 933, approved February 23, 1950: amendments to the 
Foreign Exchange Control Regulations. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Boucher, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 195o FRIDAY, 10TH MARCH 93 

No. 17 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 10TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Fourteenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 9, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Mavis Barker Billingham, wife of James Walter Billingham of Montreal, 
P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rodolphe Durand of Quebec, P.Q., husband of Alice Richard Durand.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Fanny Abramowitch Mergler, wife of William Mergler of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Margaret Violet Creasor McKenna, wife of Francis James McKenna of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Audrey Phyllis Angela Blom Rochfort, wife of William Patrick D'Oyly 
Rochfort of Montreal, P.Q.,--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson of St. John's, Newfoundland, wife of 
John Bryett Watson, now in Belgium.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Salfeda Busko Williams, wife of Stanley Ernest Williams of Montreal, 
P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Max Gurevitch of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Leah Boudin Gurevitch.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Eighth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Eighth Report:-- 
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94 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE V1 

Of 
Of 
wife of 
Of 
Harris. 
Of 

Your examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Sybil Elliott Karr Boulanger, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Michael Ernest 
Boulanger. 
Of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy, of Hampstead, P.Q., wife of 
Vernon Grandison Cardy. 
Of John Elliot Cumming, of Hull, P.Q., husband of Dorian Graham 
Cumming. 
Of Edvin Dawson, of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Lillian Gibbons Dawson. 
Roland Gour, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Louise Mouffe Gour. 
Blanche Naomi Greenlees, now residing in Nanaimo, British Columbia, 
William Stephen Greenlees, of Aylmer, P.Q. 
Alfred Beatty Harris, of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Marjorie Rose Clark 

Ethel Bell Lifshitz, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Louis Lifshitz. 
Of Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of Melfort 
Lowson. 
Of Jeannine Martineau Masse, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Paul Masse. 
Of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, wife 
of Cecil Francis Meade, of Coaticook, P.Q. 
Of Patricia Galley Mulvey, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Gerard Edmund 
Mulvey. 
Of Veronica Pearl Faulkner MacKenzie, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Alex- 
ander Gilbert MacKenzie. 
Of Peter Nowinski, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Wanda Czerwrinski 
Nowinski. 
Of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Maurice Clovis 
Pierre. 
Of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of William 
Rabinovitch. 
Of Freda Geraldine Barlow Rodgers, now residing in Brampton, Ontario, 
wife of Ralph Orion Rodgers, of Asbestos, P.Q. 
Of Helene Eugenie Hortense Holmes Said, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Michel Marcel Said. 
Of Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch, now residing in Lockport. in the 
State of New York, U.S.A., wife of Peter John Schoch, of Chicoutimi, P.Q. 
Of Amanda Doris Drachler Selton, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Henry Edward 
Selton. 
Of Douglas Barrymore Stone, of Wdstmount, P.Q., husband of Leatrice 
Lillian Jay Stone. 

Mr. Gardiner, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950 for a Return showing:--l. What 
agricultural products have been supported by the Agricultural Prices Support 
Act? 
2. What was the price and method used in each case? 
3. What amount of each product came into the possession) of the 
Government? 
4. What amounts of each product remained in the possession of the Govern- 
ment on February 15, 1950, or the latest available date? 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 10TH MARCH 95 

Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council passed under the 
provisions of The Export Credits Insurance Act, Chapter 39, Statutes of Canada, 
1944-45, as amended, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 708, approved February 14, 1950: Approving of and 
authorizing The Export Credits Insurance Corporation to enter into a proposed 
contract of insurance with Canadian-Brazilian Services Limited respecting 
orders for equipment placed by the subsidiaries of Brazilian Traction Light and 
Power Company, Limited. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House,--Report of the Superintendent of Insurance for Canada for the year 
ended December 31, 1947. (Volume II Life Insurance Companies). Statutes of 
Canada 1932, Chapter 45, section 9. 

Onmotion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Herridge 
be substituted for that of Mr. Argue on the Standing Committee on Agriculture 
and Colonization. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,mThat the name of Mr. Noseworthy 
be substituted for that of Mr. Knowles on the Joint Committee on the Print- 
ing of Parliament; and that a Message be sent to the Senate to inform Their 
Honours thereof. 

Mr. Coldwell, from his place in the House, asked leave under Standing 
Order 31 to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing 
a definite matter of urgent public importance, and stated the subject to be:-- 
"The Report that a group of Liberal Members of Parliament have met 
with the Managing Director of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for 
the purpose of discussin the placin of defence contracts on a patronage 
basis, together with the report that consideration will be given to reasonable 
demands for the distribution of some defence contracts where they may do 
the most good to party supporters." 
Mr. Speaker ruled the proposed motion out of order on the ground that 
opportunity will be given to discuss such a matter in the near future, more 
particularly during the Debate on the Address and also on the motion for the 
House to resolve itself into Committee of Supply. 

Mr. Martin moved,---That a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament 
be appointed to examine and study the operation and effects of existing legisla- 
tion of the Parliament of Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with 
respect to old age security: similar legislation in other countries; possible alter- 
aative measures of old age security for Canada, with or without a means test 
for beneficiaries, including plans based on contributory insurance principles; 
the probable cost thereof and possible methods of providing therefor; the con- 
stitutional and financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective opera- 
tions of such plans and other related matters: 



96 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

That 28 Members of the House of Commons, to be designated by the 
House at a later date, be members of the joint committee on the part of this 
House, and that Standing Order 65 of the House of Commons be suspended in 
relation thereto; 
That the committee have power to appoint, from among its members, 
such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable or necessary; to call for 
persons, papers and records; to sit while the House is sitting, and to report 
from time to time; 
That the committee have power to print such papers and evidence from 
day to day as may be ordered by the committee for the use of the committee 
and of Parliament, and that Standing Order 64 of the House of Commons be 
suspended in relation thereto; 
And that a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite 
with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advis- 
able, some of its members to act on the proposed joint committee. 

And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order ]or Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 
The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
M-:. Benidickson: That Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission 
Lines Limited, be now read the second time. 
And the Debate continuing; 
Mr. Macdonald (Edmonton East), seconded by Mr. Welbourn, moved,- 
That this question be now put. 
And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; the said Debate was, on motion 
of Mr. Gillis, adjourned. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed the Debate on the motion of Mr. Martin,--That a 
joint committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed to examine and 
study the operation and effects of existing legislation of the Parliament of 
Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with respect to old age 
security; similar legislation in other countries; possible alternative measures 
of old age security for Canada, with or without a means test for beneficiaries, 
including plans based on contributory insurance principles; the probable cost 
thereof and possible methods of providing therefor; the constitutional and 
financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective operations of such plans 
and other related matters: 



100 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

showing:--1. What are the names and addresses of all persons employed at any 
time during 1949, as foremen, on Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act projects in 
Saskatchewan? 
2. What amount of wages or salary has been paid to each of these persons 
during 1949? 
3. Have any of the loersons named in redly to question 1 received any other 
payments out of Government funds, in addition to their salary or wages on the 
above-noted projects during 1949? If so, what is the nature of such other 
payments? 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid 
before the House,--Report of the Superintendent of Insurance on Small Loan 
Companies and Money Lenders, licensed under the Small Loans Act, 1939, 
for the year ended December 31, 1948. 

Mr. Cot (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, presented,--Return to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a 
copy of the mailing list for the publication entitled Unemployment Insurance 
Commission Cumulative Monthly Report on Claims for Insurance Benefit, as it 
stood on August 1, 1949 and as it stood on February 1, 1949, together with a 
statement showing the reasons for any changes made between these two dates. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Larson for an Address to His Excellency the Governor General in Reply 
to His Speech at the opening of the Session, and on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Drew in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, 
in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Drew, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH 101 

No. 19 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Fifteenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 13 severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson, now residing in the town of St. 
Laurent, P.Q., wife of Gilbert Brown Anderson of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sadye Gasn Blidner, now residing in the United States of America, wife 
of Charles Lewis Blidner of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Joseph Arthur Winsorlow Brisebois of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Betty 
Liddell Brisebois.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sigrid Denston Day, wife of John Percival Day of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Lera Mary Rombough Kirkey, now residing in Westmount, P.Q., wife 
of Patrick Douglas Kirkey of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Paul Edmond Meerte of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ann Sharko Meerte. 
---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Joseph Neist of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Mary Simon Neist.---Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride, wife of Thomas Walton McBride of 
Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Phyllis Martin Payne, now residing in England, wife of Frank Payne of 
Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Frank Lear Rogers of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Helen Berniece 
Christie Rogers.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary Elizabeth Bernatchez Russell, wife of William Joseph John Russell 
of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
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Of June Hedy Leshynska Thompson, now residing in Outremont, P.Q., 
wife of Maurice Joseph Thompson of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Dorothy Melbourne Davis Wand, now residing in Outremont, P.Q., 
wife of Alfred Edward Wand of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Jack E. Webster of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Alice Cameron Webster. 
mMr. Winkler. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Ninth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows:-- 
Pursuant to Standi.ng Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Ninth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following Petition for a Private 
Bill, and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been 
complied with, viz:-- 
Of United Grain Growers Limited, for an Act to amend its Act of 
incorporation. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--Annual Report covering the Operations of the Office of the Custodian of 
Enemy Property under The Trading with the Enemy (Transitional Powers) 
Act, for the year ended December 31, 1949. 

Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General of 
October 31, 1949, for a copy of all Orders in Council passed since January 1, 
1944, setting forth government policy in relation to irrigation development in 
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of December 7, 1949, for a 
leturn showing:--l. What are the names and addresses of all persons employed 
under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act in Saskatchewan during the year 
1948? 
2. What sum of money was paid to each person as (a) salary or wages; 
(b) sustenance; (c) mileage; (d) other allowances? 
3. At what rate are (a) salaries or wages; (b) sustenance: (c) mileage; 
(d) other allowances paid to common labour, foremen, all other employees 
under this Act? 

On motion of Mr. Abbott, it was ordered.--That the Public Accounts of 
Canada and the Report of the Auditor General for the fiscal year ended March 
31, 1949, which were tabled in the House on October 31, 1949, be referred to 
the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. 

Mr. St. Laurent, for Mr. Gardiner, moved,--That the House do go into 
Committee of the Whole, at the next sitting of the House, to consider the 
following proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to present a Bill to amend The Agricultural Products 
Act to extend the operation of the Act for a period of one year. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH 103 

Whereupon, Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends 
it to the House. 

Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,-That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

And a Debate arising thereon; 

Mr. Pearkes, seconded by Mr. Harkness, moved in amendment thereto:- 
That all the words after "That" to the end of the question be deleted and the 
following substituted therefor: 
"it is exoedient to aoooint a Soecial Committee of this House to 
examine and report upon the Department of National Defence and the 
Armed Services of Canada: and 
That such committee have power to call for persons, papers and 
records, and to report from time to time to this House.". 

And the Debate continuing: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. White 
(Middlesex East), adjourned. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Soeaker ]eft the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, o.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Maybank: That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas 
Company, be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. MacDougall: That this question be 
now put. 

And the Debate still continuing: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Green, adjourned. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired: 
The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Abbott: That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve 
itself again into Committee of Supply. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH 105 

And the Debate continuing on the main motion; the said Debate was, 
on motion of Mr. Coldwe]l, ad.]ourned. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then fifteen 
minutes past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 15TH MARCH 107 

No. 20 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 

OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 15TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

One petition was laid on the Table. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Tenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows: -- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Tenth Report:- 
Your examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Mavis Barker Billingham, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of James Walter 
Billingham. 
Of Sadye Gasn Blidner, now residing in the United States of America, 
wife of Charles Lewis Blidner of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Joseph Arthur Winsorlow Brisebois, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of 
Betty Liddell Brisebois. 
Of Sigrid Denston Day, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of John Percival Day. 
Of Mayo Arthur Perrin Harrigan, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Margaret 
Newcombe Layton Harrigan. 
Of Samuel Kupchik, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Freda Baumholtz 
Kupchik. 
Of Fanny Abramowitch Mergler, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of William 
Mergler. 
Of Micheline Loranger Major, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Gaetan Major. 



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Of Aili Katariina Salokannel Martel, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Jean Louis 
Martel. 
Of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Thomas 
Walton McBride. 
Of Dorothy Melbourne Davis Wand, of Outremont, P.Q., wife of Alfred 
Edward Wand. 
Of Jack E. Webster, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Alice Cameron Webster. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Dumas:- 
That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General of Canada:-- 

To 

His Excellency Field Marshal The Right Honourable the Viscount 
Alexander of Tunis, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, 
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight 
Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and 
Saint George, Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of 
India, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, upon whom has 
been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross, Governor General 
and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. 

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: 
We, His Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the House of Commons 
of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to 
Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed 
to both Houses of Parliament. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Graydon, in 
amendment thereto : --That the following words be added to the said Address: 
"We resDectfully submit to Your Excellency that Your Excellency's 
advisers have: 
(i) failed to take adequate measures to preserve and expand markets for 
Canada's surplus products of farm, forest, sea and mine, and to deal 
with the problems of increasing unemployment and reduced income 
to Canadian farmers and other producers; and 
(2) failed to take steps to inaugurate a national contributory system of 
old age pensions without a means test; and 
(3) deliberately violated a law of this Parliament by illegally suppressing 
the report of the Commissioner under the Combines Investigation Act 
on the flour milling industry for ten months, including the period of 
the recent general election campaign, and denied to Parliament 
information essential to the performance of its duty and the main- 
tenance of responsible government; and 
(4) failed to take adequate measures to curb espionage and other harmful 
activities of communists in Canada. 
For these and other reasons we respectfully submit that Your Excellency's 
advisers are not entitled to the confidence of this House". 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell seconded by Mr. MacInnis, in 
amendment to the said proposed amendment: That the amendment be amended 
by deleting from subparagraph (2) thereof all the words after the word 



110 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

McCann, Maybank, Richard (St. Maurice- 
McCubbin, Mayhew, Lafleche), 
McCulloch, Mitchell, Riley, 
McCusker, Monette, Rinfret, 
McDonald (Parry Mott, Roberge, 
Sound-Muskoka), Murray (Oxford), Robertson, 
McIlraith, Murray (Cariboo), Robinson, 
McIvor, Mutch, Rochefort, 
McLean (Huron- Nadon, Rooney, 
Perth), Pinard, Ross (Hamilton 
McWilliam, Pouliot, East), 
Major, Proudfoot, St. Laurent, 
Maltais, Prudham, Simmons, 
Martin, Ratelle, Sinclair, 
Mass, Richard Smith (Queens- 
Matthews, (Gloucester), Shelburne), 

And the Debate 

continuing on the proposed amendment 

Smith (York North), 
Smith (Moose 
Mountain), 
Stewart (Yorkton), 
Stick, 
Studer, 
Thomson, 
Tremblay, 
Valois, 
Viau, 
Warren, 
Weaver, 
Weir, 
Whiteside, 
Whitman, 
Winkler, 
Wood--155. 
to the main 

motion: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. Low, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 5.55 o'clock p.m., until tomorrow at three 
o'clock p.m. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH I 11 

No. 21 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Nine petitions were laid on the table. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Sixteenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petition pre- 
sented on March 15, and finds that all the requirements of Standing Order 68 
have been complied with, viz:-- 
Of The Canadian Red Cross Society, for an Act to amend its Act of 
incorporation.--Mr. Macnaughton. 

Mr. Mitchell, a Member of the King's Privy Council presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. By what 
means is the working force of Canada determined? 
2. By what means is the "critical percentage" of unemployment arrived 
at, (a} for Canada as a whole; (b} for slaecified areas and by whom is said 
"critical percentage" determined? 
3. Are local officers of the Unemployment Insurance Commission required 
to clear with Ottawa before giving information to the press regarding 
unemployment? 
4. If so, when was this requirement first made effective, and by whom? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What is the total number of unemployed persons in Canada 
at the present time? 
2. How many persons are now receiving unemployment insurance benefits? 
3. What is the average amount these persons are receiving? 
4. How many persons exhausted their benefits between October 1, 1949, 
and February 28, 1950? 



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5. How many of these will qualify for supplementary benefits as from 
March 1, 19507 
6. For what average number of days will these persons qualify for such 
supplementary benefits? 
7. How many unemployed persons who applied for benefits between 
October 1, 1949, and February 28, 1950, found they had not sufficient contri- 
butions to qualify? 
8. How many of these will qualify for supplementary benefits as from 
March 1, 1950? 
9. For what average number of days will these persons qualify for such 
supplementary benefits? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return 
showing how many persons in receipt of unemployment insurance benefits in 
each of the months of November and December, 1949 and January, 1950, 
exhausted their benefits before finding employment. 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull) it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. 
Ward be substituted for that of Mr. Weaver on the Standing Committee on 
Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines. 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Coun-A1, delivered a Message 
from His Excellency the Governor General, which was read by Mr. Speaker, 
as follows:-- 

ALEXANDER OF TUNIS: 

The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons, Further Sup- 
plementary Estimates of sums required for the service of the Dominion for the 
year ending on the 31st March, 1950 and, in accordance with the provisions of 
"The British North America Act, 1867", the Governor General recommends 
these Estimates to the House of Commons. 

Government House, Ottawa, 
March 16, 1950. 

On motion of Mr. Abbott, the said Message and Further Supplementary 
Estimates were referred to the Committee of Supply. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Dumas:- 
That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General of Canada:-- 

To 

His Excellency Field Marshal The Right Honourable the Viscount 
Alexander of Tunis, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, 
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight 
Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and 
Saint George, Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of 
India, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, upon whom has 
been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross, Governor General 
and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH 113 

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR FXCELLENCY: 

We, His Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the House of Commons 
of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to 
Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed 
to both Houses of Parliament. 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Graydon, in 
amendment thereto : --That the following words be added to the said Address: 
"We respectfully submit to Your Excellency that Your Excellency's 
advisers have: 
(1) failed to take adequate measures to preserve and expand markets for 
Canada's surplus products of farm, forest, sea and mine, and to deal 
with the problems of increasing unemployment and reduced income 
to Canadian farmers and other producers; and 
(2) failed to take steps to inaugurate a national contributory system of 
old age pensions without a means test; and 
(3) deliberately violated a law of this Parliament by illegally suppressing 
the report of the Commissioner under the Combines Investigation Act 
on the flour milling industry for ten months, including the period of 
the recent general election campaign, and denied to Parliament 
information essential to the performance of its duty and the main- 
tenance of responsible government; and 
(4) failed to take adequate measures to curb espionage and other harmful 
activities of communists in Canada. 
these and other reasons we respectfully submit that Your Excellency'.s 
are not entitled to the confidence of this House". 

For 
advisers 

And the Debate continuing; 

Mr. Low, seconded by Mr. Blackmore, moved in amendment thereto: That 
the amendment be amended by striking out the word "contributory" where 
it appears in subparagraph {2); and also by adding the following as Clause 5; 
"(5) Failed to adopt measures adequate to establish in our country a 
balanced economy where Canadian consumers are constantly supplied 
with effective purchasing power sufficient to enable them to buy 
Canada's total production, if they so desire". 

And after Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment to the proposed amendment; it was negatived on the following 
division:- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Fair, Jones, Noseworthy, 
Beyerstein, Gagnon, Knight, Poulin, 
Blackmore, Gillis, Knowles, Quelch, 
Bryce, Herridge, Low, Thomas, 
Coldwell, Johnston, MacInnis, Wright, 
Wylie21. 



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NAYS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Dewar, Kent, Pearkes, 
Anderson, Dickey, Kickham, Pearson, 
Applewhaite, Dion, Kirk (Antigonish- Pouliot, 
Ashbourne, Douglas, Guysborough), Proudfoot, 
Beaudoin, Drew, Kirk (Digby- Prudham, 
Beaudry, DubS, Yarmouth), latelle, 
Belzile, Dumas, LaCroix, Richard 
Benidickson, Eyre, Lafontaine, (Gloucester), 
Bertrand, Ferguson, Laing, lichard (St. Maurice- 
Black (Chateauguay- Follwell, Langlois (Berthier- Lafleche), 
Huntingdon- Fontaine, Maskinong), lichard 
Laprairie), Fournier (Hull), Langlois (Gasp), (Ottawa East), 
Blair, Fournier (Maison- Larson, Riley, 
Blanchette, neuve-Rosemont), Leduc, loberge, 
Blue, Fraser, Lefranqois, Robertson, 
Boisvert, Fulford, Leger, Robinson, 
Boivin, Fulton, Lesage, Rochefort, 
Boucher, Garland, Little, looney, 
Bourget, Garson, Macdonald St. Laurent, 
Bradette, Gauthier (Sudbury), (Edmonton East), Simmons, 
Breithaupt, Gauthier (Lapointe), Macdonnell Sinclair, 
Brisson, Gauthier (Portneuf). (Greenwood), Sinnott, 
Brooks, George, MacDougall, Smith (Calgary 
Brown (Essex West), Gibson, MacKenzie, West), 
Browne (St. John's Gingras, MacLean (Cape Smith (Queens- 
West), Gingues, Breton North Shelburne), 
Bruneau, Goode, and Victoria), Smith (York North), 
Byrne, Gosselin, MacNaught, Smith (Moose 
Cameron, Gour (Russell), McCann, Mountain), 
Cannon, Gourd (Chapleau), McCubbin, Stanfield, 
Cardiff, Graydon, McCulloch, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Carroll, Green, McCusker, Studer, 
Casselman, Gregg, McIlraith, Thatcher, 
Catherwood, Harkness, McIvor, Thomson, 
Cauchon, Harris (Danforth), McLean (Huron- Tremblay, 
Cavers, Harris (Grey-Bruce), Perth), Tustin, 
Charlton, Harrison, McLure, Valois, 
Claxton, Hellyer, McWilliam, Viau, 
Cleaver, Helme, Ma] or, Warren, 
Cloutier, Henderson, Maltais, Weaver, 
Corry, Henry, Maybank, Weir, 
C6t6 (Matapedia- Hetland, Mayhew, Vhite (Hastings- 
Matane), Hosking, Mitchell, Peterborough), 
Cbt (Verdun- Howe, Monette, White (Middlesex 
La Salle), Huffman, Mott, East), 
Coyle, Hunter, Murphy, Whiteside, 
Croll, Isnor, Murray (Oxford), Whitman, 
Cruickshank, James, Murray (Cariboo), Winkler, 
Dechene, Jeffery, Mutch, Winters--177. 
Denis, Jutras, Nadon, 

And the question being put on the said proposed amendment to the main 
motion; it was negatived on the following division:-- 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH 115 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Adamson, Catherwood, Harkness, 
Aylesworth, Charlton, Harris (Danforth), 
Balcer, Coyle, Hatfield, 
Blair, Drew, Macdonnell 
Brooks, Ferguson, (Greenwood), 
Browne (St. John's Fraser, McGregor, 
West), Fulton, McLure, 
Cardiff, Graydon, Murphy, 
Casselman, Green, Pearkes, 

Smith (Calgary 
West), 
Stanfield, 
Tustin, 
White (Hastings- 
Peterborough), 
White (Middlesex 
East)--30. 

NAYS 
Messrs. 
Anderson, Cbtd (Verdun- Henderson, MacLean (Cape 
Applewhaite, La Salle), Henry, Breton North 
Ashbourne, Croll, Hetland, and Victoria), 
Beaudoin, Cruickshank, Hosking, MacNaught, 
Beaudry, Dechene, Howe, McCann, 
Belzile, Denis, Huffman, McCubbin, 
Benidickson, Dewar, Hunter, McCulloch, 
Bertrand, Dickey, Isnor, McCusker, 
Beyerstein, Dion, James, McIlraith, 
Black (Chateauguay- Douglas, Jeffery, McIvor, 
Huntingdon- Dubd, Johnston, McLean (Huron- 
Laprairie), Dumas, Jones, Perth), 
Blackmore, Eyre, Jutras, McWilliam, 
Blanchette, Fair, Kent, Maj or, 
Blue, Follwell, Kickham, Maltais, 
Boisvert, Fontaine, Kirk (Antigonish- Maybank, 
Boivin, Fournier (Hull), Guysborough), Mayhew, 
Boucher, Fournier (Maison- Kirk (Digby- Mitchell, 
Bourget, neuve-Rosemont), Yarmouth), Monette, 
Bradette, Fulford, Knight, Mott, 
Breithaupt, Garland, Knowles, Murray (Oxford), 
Brisson, Garson, LaCroix, Murray (Cariboo), 
Brown (Essex Gau.thier (Sudbury), Lafontaine, Mutch, 
West), Gauthier (Lapointe), Laing, Nadon, 
Bruneau, Gauthier (Portneuf), Langlois (Berthier- Noseworthy, 
Bryce, George, Maskinongd), Pearson, 
Byrne, Gibson, Langlois (Gaspd), Pouliot, 
Cameron, Gillis, Larson, Proud foot, 
Cannon, Gingras, Leduc, Prudham, 
Carroll, Gingues, Lefranois, Quelch, 
Cauchon, Goode, Leger, Ratelle, 
Cavers, Gosselin, Lesage, Richard 
Claxton, Gour (Russell), Little, (Gloucester), 
Cleaver, Gourd (Chapleau), Macdonald Richard (St. Maurice- 
Cloutier, Gregg, (Edmonton East), Lafleche), 
Coldwell, Harris (Grey-Bruce), MacDougall, Richard 
Corry, Harrison, MacInnis, (Ottawa East), 
C6td (Matapedia- Hellyer, MacKenzie, Riley, 
Matane), Helme, 



116 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Roberge, Sinnott, Studer, Weaver, 
Robertson, Smith (Queens- Thomas, Weir, 
Robinson, Shelburne), Thomson, Whiteside, 
Rochefort, Smith (York North), Tremblay, Whitman, 
Rooney, Smith (Moose Valois, Winkler, 
St. Laurent, Mountain), Viau, Winters, 
Simmons, Stewart (Yorkton), Warren, Wright, 
Sinclair, Wylie---166. 

And the question being put on the main motion; it was agreed to, on the 
following division:m 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Anderson, ]:)ion, Kirk (Antigonish- Murray (Cariboo), 
Applewhaite, Douglas, Guysborough), Mutch, 
Ashbourne, DubS, Kirk (Digby- Nadon, 
Beaudoin, Dumas, Yarmouth, Pearson, 
Beaudry, Eyre, LaCroix, Pouliot, 
Belzile, Follwell, Lafontaine, Proudfoot, 
Benidickson, Fontaine, Laing, Prudham, 
Bertrand Fournier (Hull), Langlois (Berthier- Ratelle, 
Black (Chateauguay- Fournier (Maison- Maskinong), Richard 
Huntingdon- neuve-Rosemont), Langlois (Gasp), (Gloucester), 
Laprairie), Fulford, Larson, Richard 
Blanchette, Garland, Leduc, (St. Maurice- 
Blue, Garson, Lefra.nois, Laflche, 
Boisvert, Gauthier (Sudbury), Leger, Richard 
Boivin, Gauthier (Lapointe), Lesage, (Ottawa East), 
Boucher, Gauthier (Portneuf), Little, Riley, 
Bourget, George, Macdonald Roberge, 
Bradette, Gibson, (Edmonton East), Robertson, 
Breithaupt, Gingras, MacDougall, Robinson, 
Brisson, Gingues, MacKenzie, Rochefort, 
Brown (Essex West), Goode, MacLean (Cape Rooney, 
Bruneau, Gosselin, Breton North St. Laurent, 
Byrne Gour (Russell), and Victoria), Simmons, 
Cameron, Gourd (Chapleau), MacNaught, Sinclair, 
Cannon, Gregg, McCann, Sinnott, 
Carroll, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McCubbin, Smith (Queens- 
Cauchon, Harrison, McCulloch, Shelburne), 
Cavers, Hellyer, McCusker, Smith (York North 
Claxton, Helme, McIlraith, Smith (Moose 
Cleaver, Henderson, McIvor, Mountain), 
Cloutier, Henry, McLean (Huron- Stewart (Yorkton, 
Corry, Hetland, Perth), Studer, 
Cbt (Matapedia- Hosking, McWilliam, Thomson, 
Matane), Howe Maj or, Tremblay 
Cbt (Verdun- Huffman, Maltais, Valois, 
La Salle), Hunter, Martin, Viau, 
Croll, Isnor, Maybank, Warren, 
Cruickshank, James, Mayhew, Weaver, 
Dechene, Jeffery, Mitchell, Weir, 
Denis, Jutras, Monette, Whiteside, 
Dewar, Kent, Mott, Whitman, 
Dickey, Kickham, Murray (Oxford), Winkler, 
Winters--151 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Coldwell, Herridge, Poulin, 
Aylesworth, Coyle, Johnston, Quelch, 
Balcer, Drew, Jones, Smith (Calgary 
Beyerstein Fair, Knight, West), 
Blackmore, Ferguson, Knowles, Stanfield, 
Blair, Fraser, Low, Thatcher, 
Brooks, Fulton, Macdonnell Thomas, 
Browne (St. John's Gagnon, (Greenwood), Tustin, 
West), Gillis, MacInnis, White (Hastings- 
Bryce Graydon, McGregor, Peterborough), 
Cardiff, Green, McLure, White (Middlesex 
Casselman, Harkness, Murphy, East), 
Catherwood, Harris (Danforth), Noseworthy, Wright, 
Charlton, Hatfield, Pearkes, Wylie51. 

On motion of Mr. St. Laurent, the said Address was ordered to be engrossed 
and to be presented to His Excellency the Governor General by such Members 
of this House as are of the Honourable the Privy Council. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Hatfield:--l. What was the quantity and value of agricultural 
commodities imported from the United States in the years 1940 to 1949? 
2. What quantity and value of fresh fruits and vegetables were imported 
from the United States from 1940 to date? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Ross (Souris):--l. Under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1939 
to date, what amount of money has been deducted from sale of grain at 1 per 
cent, and paid into fund by the producers within the provinces of (a) Manitoba; 
(b) Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta? 
2. What amount of money has been or will be paid out, 1939 to the end 
of the 1949 crop year, to producers, by provinces, under the Act? 
3. How many townships or part townships in each province have qualified 
for payments under the Act during 19497 
4. How many of the same townships, by provinces, have qualified under 
the Act since and including 1939, (a) 2 years; (b) 3 years; (c) 4 years; (d) 5 
years; (e) 6 years; (]) 7 years; (g) 8 years; (h) 9 years; (i) 10 years7 
Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. During each of the years 1947, 1948 and 1949 what 
was the total amount of mail carried, (a) by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and 
(b) by the Canadian National Railways between points served by both 
railways? 
2. Has the Government received representations calling for an attempt 
to equalize the distribution of mail, as noted above7 
3. If so, what action has been taken on such representations? 



118 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Fraser:--l. What was the cost of travelling expenses for each 
Cabinet Minister and each Parliamentary Assistant during the year 1949? 
2. Does this cost include the cost of maintaining private railway cars, air 
travel, travel by R.C.A.F. planes, and hotels? 
3. If not, what items does it not include? 
4. What was the cost of the above for the first two months of 19507 
By Mr. Browne (St. John's West) :--What is the amount of revenue 
received by the Department of the Postmaster General in Newfoundland for 
the eleven-month period ending February 28, 1950? 
By Mr. Lennard:--l. How many fur pelts were imported into Canada 
from January 1 to December 31, 1949? 
2. How many of each variety and from what countries were they imported? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 
By Mr. Fraser:--l. Have any hand grenades been manufactured in Canada 
luring the last five years? 
2. If so, were these hand grenades manufactured for the Department of 
National Defence only? 
3. If not, were any of the hand grenades sold to firms or individuals in 
Canada? 
4. Were there any hand grenades in the possession of the Department of 
National Defence in Canada at the end of 2nd Great War? 
5. If so, were any of these hand grenades sold, and to whom? 
6. Is it permissible for any organization, police department, individual or 
group of individuals to be in possession of hand grenades in Canada? 
By Mr. MacInnis:--What was the total combined cost including printing 
of the reports of the Special Parliamentary Committee on prices, 1948 and 
the Royal Commission on prices, 1948? 
Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. Has the Government any information about Western 
Monitoring Service and/or Universal Personal Services, of No. 8, 712 Robson 
Street, Vancouver? 
2. What persons are connected with or operate the same? 
3. What are the sources of their revenue? 
4. What is the nature and purpose of their work? 
Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Courtemanche:--l. What monthly salary or other remuneration 
vas paid by the Post Office Department to the postmaster of Labelle village 
for the year 1949? 
2. What is the rental paid at present by the Department of Public Works 
to the postmaster of the said village for his office, heating included? 
Mr. Rinfret, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH 119 

By Mr. Pouliot:'---1. Was Private Martin Soucy, E-6082, classed "A" on or 
about June 19, 1941, at the time of his enlistment? 
2. What was his Pulhems when he was examined by Army doctors in 
1943? 
3. In 1943, was his Pulhems as follows: 1-1-1-1-1-2-17 
4. In 1944, was his Pulhems as follows: 3-1-1o1-1-4-47 
5. On or about May 14, 1945, was he advised by the government that he 
was suffering from varicocele and that such disease was prior to his service? 
6. If so, how could he have been classed "A" at the time of his enlistment 
in June, 19417 
7. Why have the P M S of his Pulhems been lowered in 1944 from 1 to 3, 
2 to 4 and 1 to 4, respectively? 
8. On what dates was he examined by Army doctors after his enlistment, 
and what are the names of such doctors? 
9. Since his discharge, on what dates and in what localities was he 
examined by doctors of the Department of Veterans Affairs and what are the 
names of the said doctors? 
Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Fraser : --What was the total cost of (1) long distance calls; (2) 
telegrams, for (a) each department; (b) each section of each department of 
the Dominion Government, for the year 19497 

By Mr. MacInnis:--l. Does the Government have printing done by private 
firms? 
2. If so, are tenders called for such printing? 
3. For how many printing jobs were tenders called in the fiscal year 
1948-1949? 
4. What was the total value of such printing contracts? 
5. Was the tender price of any printing contracts raised after the tender 
had been let? 
6. If so, (a) on how many contracts; (b) what was the total amount of 
such increases in the period mentioned? 

By Mr. Fraser:--l. What departments of the federal government have 
information or publicity divisions? 
2. How many employees are in each of these divisions as, (a) permanent 
civil servants; (b) temporaries ? 
3. What is the total cost of operating each of these divisions? 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--What premises in the city of Ottawa, if any, have 
been occupied by either the Department of the Secretary of State for External 
Affairs or the Privy Council, under lease or for which rental or payment for 
occupancy has been made since the first day of January, 19407 

By Mr. Benidickson:--l. How many post office boxes are available for 
rental in the Post Office at Dryden, Ontario? 
2. Are there any unfilled requests for post office boxes at this office? If so, 
how many? 
3. At what date was the longest standing unfilled request for a post office 
box submitted? 
4. What plans are there for increased facilities to meet the unfilled requests 
for post office boxes at Dryden Post Office? 



120 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. St. Laurent, for Mr. Abbott, moved,--That the House do go into Com- 
mittee of the Whole, at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following 
proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to present a measure to amend The Continuation of 
Transitional Measures Act, 1947, to provide that the Act shall expire on the 
30th day of April, 1951. 
Whereupon, Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends 
it to the House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

Mr. St. Laurent, for Mr. Gardiner, moved,--That the House do go into 
Committee of the Whole, at the next sitting of the House, to consider the 
following proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide that The Agricul- 
tural Prices Support Act, 1944, shall continue in force on and after the thirty- 
first day of March, 1950. 
Whereupon, Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends 
it to the House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

Mr. Mayhew moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide for the continuation 
in force of The Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944. 
Whereupon Mr. Mayhew, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

Mr. Gregg moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to present a measure to amend The War Veterans' 
Allowance Act, 1946, to provide benefits for certain former members of His 
Majesty's forces other than Canadian and for certain former members of the 
forces of His Majesty's allies or of powers associated with His Majesty, which 
forces participated with Canada in wars concluding on or before the 31st day 
of August, 1921, who have resided in Canada for not less than twenty years, 
and to provide further for decentralizing the administration of the Act. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH 121 

Whereupon Mr. Gregg, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Martin that a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed 
to examine and study the operation and effects of existing legislation of the 
Parliament of Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with respect to 
old age security; similar legislation in other countries; possible alternative 
measures of old age security for Canada, with or without a means test for 
beneficiaries, including plans based on contributory insurance principles; the 
probable cost thereof and possible methods of providing therefor; the con- 
stitutional and financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective opera- 
tions of such plans and other related matters: 
That 28 Members of the House of Commons, to be designated by the 
House at a later date, be members of the joint committee on the part of this 
House, and that Standing Order 65 of the House of Commons be suspended in 
relation thereto; 
That the committee have power to appoint, from among its members, 
such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable or necessary; to call for 
persons, papers and records; to sis while the House is sitting, and to report 
from time to time; 
That the committee have power to print such papers and evidence from 
day to day as may be ordered by the committee for the use of the committee 
and of Parliament, and that Standing Order 64 of the House of Commons be 
suspended in relation thereto; 
And that a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite 
with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advis- 
able, some of its members to act on the proposed joint committee. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. MacInnis, in 
amendment thereto: That the motion be amended by inserting therein after 
the words "contributory insurance principles" the following words: "and also 
the possibility of the immediate removal of the means test from the present 
old age pension;". 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Hansell, seconded by Mr. Johnston, in 
amendment to the said proposed amendment: That the following words be 
added at the end of the first paragraoh: "and to examine the possibility of 
granting pensions to incurables who are unable to earn a livelihood". 

RULING OF MR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: I wish to thank honourable members for the assistance which 
they have given to me. 
During Friday's debate on the motion of the Minister of National Health 
and Welfare to appoint a Joint Committee on Old Age Security, a proposed 
amendment was moved by the honourable member for Winnipeg North Centre 
(Mr. Knowles), and a proposed sub-amendment by the honourable member 



122 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE 

for Macleod (Mr. Hansell}. During the course of the debate the Deputy 
Chairman of Committees, who was then in the Speaker's Chair, issued a caveat 
concerning the admissibility of the proposed amendment and sub-amendment. 
I have listened with interest to the very able and cogent arguments which 
have been advanced to the effect that Standing Order 50 is not applicable and 
it may be that on another occasion serious consideration may have to be given 
to these representations. 
There are, however, other precedents which must be considered at this 
time. For instance Bourinot, in his "Parliamentary Procedure", 4th Edition, 
at page 316, states clearly that: 
"The object of an amendment is to effect some alteration in a 
question . . . " 
Proposed amendments which neither add to nor subtract from the main motion 
have been held to be inadmissible. (See Canadian Commons Journals, 1948, 
volume 74, page 229, and House of Commons Debates for March 8, 1948, at 
page 1993, and Beauchesne's Third Edition, citation 407). 
The main motion, in this instance, empowers the proposed joint committee 
to examine and study "possible alternative measures of old age security for 
Canada, with or without a means test for beneficiaries, including plans based on 
contributory insurance principles." The proposed amendment of the honour- 
able member for Winnipeg North Centre would insert immediately there- 
after the following words: 
"... and also the possibility of the immediate removal of the means 
test from the present old age pension;" 
It seems clear that the words "possible alternative measures of old age 
security for Canada" are sufficiently broad to cover the removal of the means 
test from the present old age pension. It seems equally clear that the concluding 
words: 
"... with or without a means test for beneficiaries, including plans 
based on contributory insurance principles" 
were not intended to, and do not in fact, limit in any way the generality of 
the immediately preceding words. This being so, I must conclude that the 
proposed amendment adds nothing to and subtracts nothing from the main 
motion. Since the proposed amendment is otiose, I must rule that it is out of 
order. Moreover, even if the proposed amendment would, in fact, have con- 
ferred wider powers on the Committee, it would in my view have run counter 
to citation 546 of Beauchesne's Third Edition, which reads as follows: 
"When the house is considering a motion, of which notice has been 
given, for the appointment of a select committee, a member cannot 
move an amendment that the committee be given wider powers than those 
which were set down in the notice". 
I believe that citation applies particularly to the sub-amendment which 
was moved by the honourable member for Macleod. 
It reads as follows: 
That the following words be added to the end of the first paragraph, 
"and to examine the possibility of granting pensions to incurables who are 
unable to earn a livelihood". 
The amendment being out of order, the proposed sub-amendment is of 
course also out of order. However, while it is not necessary for me to do so,. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 16TH MARCH 123 

I should perhaps add that, in any event, it does not purport to amend the 
amendment, and therefore it would be inadmissible as a sub-amendment. (See 
Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Forms, Third Edition, citation 364). 
Moreover, even if moved as an amendment, it would in my view be out of 
order under citation 546 of Beauchesne's Third Edition. 

And the Debate continuing on the main motion; the said Debate was, on 
motion of Mr. Pouliot, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 17TH MARCH 125 

No. 22 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 17TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Seventeenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 16 severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Annie Swales Barber, now residing in Verdun, P.Q., wife of Kenneth 
Charles Barber of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ann Louise Fuller Brais, now residing in Verdun, P.Q., wife of Alcide 
Brais of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Winnifred Evelyn Thompson Clift, wife of Richard Vemer Clift of 
Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Winnie Florence Clitheroe Dural, wife of Vernon Lawrence Dural of 
Springfield Park, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Norman Harold Lucas of St. Hubert, P.Q., husband of Luciana Gralewich 
Lucas, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Roma Leduc of St. Lambert, P.Q., husband of Marie Jeanne Latour 
Leduc, now residing in Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Helena Matyla Martyniak, wife of Wasyl Martyniak of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marilyn Ruth Cohen Novak, wife of Hyman Novak of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Margaret Mary Hamel Whittaker, now residing in Sherbrooke, P.Q., 
wife of Selvin Jackson Whittaker of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 

55948--9 



126 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Eleventh Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Eleventh Report :- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following Petition for a Private 
Bill, and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been 
complied with, viz: 
Of The Canadian Red Cross Society, for an Act to amend its Act of 
incorporation. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Summary of Orders in Council passed during the period February 1 
to February 28, 1950. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,---Fifth 
Annual Report of the Administration of the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement 
Act, 1943, on its activities and operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 
1949 Statutes of Canada 1943, Chapter 26, Section 42. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Final Report on the Activities of Fraser Valley Dyking Board from its inception 
on July 22, 1948 to March 1, 1950, dated at Vancouver, I.C., March 15, 1950. 

Mr. MacNaught, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries, laid 
before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 5460, approved October 27, 
1949: issuing licences to United States fishing vessels on the Atlantic Coast to 
purchase bait, ice, seines, lines and all other supplies and outfits. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Benidickson: That Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission 
Lines Limited, be now read the second time. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 17TH MARCH 127 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Macdonald (Edmonton East): That 
this question be now put. 
And the Debate still continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

Objection being taken in Committee to the decision of the Chairman (Mr. 
Dion), that the discussion was out of order, and an appeal being made to the 
House; 

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairman of the Committee made 
the following report:-- 
"In Committee of Supply, Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood) was dis- 
cussing the advisability of appointing a Special Committee to consider 
National Defence Estimates, the Chairman ruled the discussion out of order 
as reviving a Debate already concluded. 
Whereupon Mr. Drew appealed from the ruling of the Chairman." 

The question being put by Mr. Speaker: Shall the ruling of the Chairman 
be confirmed?--it was decided in the affirmative on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Anderson, Corry, Harrison, Leger, 
Applewhaite, CStd (Matapedia- Hellyer, Macdonald 
Ashbourne, Matane), Henderson, (Edmonton East), 
Beaudoin, Cbtd (Verdun- Hetland, MacDougall, 
Blanchette, La Salle), Hosking, MacKenzie, 
Blue, Cruickshank, Huff man, McCulloch, 
Boisvert, Dewar, Isnor, McIlraith, 
Boucher, Dickey, James, McLean (Huron- 
Bourget, Douglas, Jutras, Perth), 
Bradette, Dumas, Kent, Martin, 
Bradley, Eyre, Kickham, Maybank, 
Brisson, Fournier (Hull), Kirk (Antigonish- Mayhew, 
Brown (Essex West), Fournier (Maison- Guysborough), Mott, 
Bruneau, neuve-Rosemont), Kirk (Digby- Murray (Cariboo), 
Byrne, Garson, Yarmouth), Mutch, 
Campney, Gibson, Lafontaine, Pearson, 
Carter, Gour (Russell), Laing, Pouliot, 
Claxton, Gregg, Langlois (Gaspd), Robinson, 
Cloutier, Harris (Grey-Bruce), Larson, Rooney, 



128 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE 

Sinclair, Smith (Moose Studer, Welbourn, 
Sinnott, Mountain), Thomson, Whiteside, 
Smith (Queens- Stewart (Yorkton), Warren, Winkler, 
Shelburne}, Stick, Weaver, Winters, 
Wood---84. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Beyerstein, Drew, Knight, Murphy, 
Blackmore, Ferguson, Knowles, Noseworthy, 
Brooks, Fulton, Lennard, Pearkes, 
Browne (St. John's Green, Macdonnell Quelch, 
West), Harkness, (Greenwood}, Stanfield, 
Bryce, Herridge, MacInnis, Wright, 
Catherwood, Johnston, McGregor, Wylie---29. 
Charlton, Jones, McLure, 

The Committee of Supply then resumed and progress having been made 
and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again at the next sitting of 
the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 20TH MARCH 129 

No. 23 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 20TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 
Mr. Speaker informed the House that he had received a communication from 
two Members, notifying him that the following vacancy had occurred in the 
representation, viz:-- 
Of Thomas Langton Church, Esquire, Member for the Electoral District 
of Broadview, by decease. 
And that he had accordingly issued his Warrant to the Chief Electoral 
Officer to make out a new Writ of Election for the said Electoral District. 

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF BROADVIEW 
Dominion of Canada ] 
 House of Commons 
To Wit j 
To The Honourable the Speaker oS the House of Commons: 
We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that a vacancy has occurred 
in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of 
Broadview, due to the decease of the former Member, Thomas Langton Church. 
Given under our Hands and Seals, at Ottaxa, this 20th day of March, 
A.D. 1950. 
J. W. NOSEWORTHY (L.S.) 
Member for the Electoral District 
of York South. 
STANLEY H. KNOW-LES (L.S.) 
Member for the Electoral District 
oS Winnipeg North Centre. 



130 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Twelfth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read as 
follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Twelfth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Annie Swales Barber, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of Kenneth Charles Barber. 
Of Mary Thomson Cadieux, now residing in Scotland, wife of Adelard 
Cadieux, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Winnifred Evelyn Thompson Clift, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Richard 
Vemer Clift. 
Of Winnie Florence Clitheroe Duval, of Springfield Park, P.Q., wife of 
Vernon Lawrence Duval. 
Of Rose Anna Levesque Kirkland, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Gaston 
Kirkland. 
Of George Bruce Lancaster, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Margaret Doreen 
Leblanc Lancaster. 
Of Roma Leduc, of St. Lambert, P.Q., husband of Marie Jeanne Latour 
Leduc. 
Of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitchell, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Donald 
Mitchell. 
Of Marilyn Ruth Cohen Novak, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Hyman Novak. 
Of Ernest Joseph Poirier, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Georgiana 
Dolores Lucienne Gauthier Poirier. 
Of Ann Mitchell Rabinovitch, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Archie Rabinovitch. 
Of Audrey Phyllis Angela Blom Rochfort, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
William Patrick D'Oyly Rochfort. 
Of Gertrude Howard McWilliams Rubin, now residing in Windsor, Ontario, 
wife of Louis Rubin, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Jacqueline Marie Scully Sirois, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Bernard 
Denys Sirois. 
Of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson, of St. John's Newfoundland, wife of 
John Bryett Watson. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a copy of all pay-rolls 
and a statement showing the amount and cost of materials used in connection 
with the repairs to the protection facilities of Bonaventure West, County of 
Bonaventure, from December, 1949 to February 15, 1950. 

Mr. Claxton, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
-Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army, published in the 
Canada Gazette during the period March 12, 1950 to March 18, 1950, inclusive, 
under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, Chapter 132, R.S.C., 
1927, as amended. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 20TH MARCH 131 

Mr. McCann, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
Copy of Order in Council P.C. 6576, approved January 5, 1950: fixing the 
fee per unit of a subsidiary standard of the Dominion measure of length to be 
charged by the Board of Examiners for Dominion Land Surveyors in accord- 
ance with the provisions of paragraph (h) of section 28 of the Dominion Lands 
Surveys Act. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Maybank: That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas 
Company, be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. MacDougall: That this question be 
now put. 
And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Noseworthy, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 21ST MARCH 133 

No. 24 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 21sT MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 
Ten petitions were laid on the Table. 
Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,- 
Copy of an amendment to paragraph 2 of Rule 107 of the General Rules and 
Orders of the Exchequer Court of Canada, as required by Section 88, Chapter 34, 
R.S.C. 1927, the Exchequer Court Act. 

Mr. Claxton moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed 
Resolution: -- 
That it is expedient to present a measure to amend the Militia Pension 
Act for the purpose of changing the Title to "The Defence Services Pension 
Act"; removing anomalies and improving administration: changing the method 
of computing pensions and gratuities and establishing a Service Pension Board 
to pass on requisitions for payment of pensions and gratuities. 
Whereupon, Mr. Claxton, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

Mr. Claxton moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to present a bill to provide for the payment and distri- 
bution of prize money out of prize money presently and prospectively in the 
Consolidated Revenue Fund. 
594810 



134 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Whereupon Nir. Claxton, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Nir. Abbott: That Nir. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to 
resolve itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the Debate continuing; 

A Point of Order was raised by Mr. Stewart (Yorkton), that at the 
present time a Debate should not be permitted on any matter affecting trans- 
portation because a Royal Commission has been set up to inquire into that 
matter. 
RULING OF NIR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: The honourable Member has quoted as his authority citation 
490 in Beauchesne's Third Edition, which refers to a Royal Commission set up 
to deal with certain charges against a county court judge. 
I should like to quote from the citation: 
"A member endeavoured to discuss the findings of a royal commis- 
sion . .o. The chairman ruled that the report not having been brought 
down, the matter was still sub judce and the discussion could not take 
place". 
I think the reason for that ruling was that it was a judicial matter, a 
charge against a judge, and that members were endeavouring to debate the 
findings in a report not yet brought down by the royal commission. I have 
never thought that because a matter has been referred to a royal commission 
it cannot be discussed generally in the House at the same time. I have no 
precedent to this effect, but there is a precedent to the effect that when a 
matter is referred to a committee of the House it can be discussed in the 
House, but the House cannot refer to the procedure and evidence in the com- 
mittee before it has reported. 
It seems to me that a similar principle might well govern the reference 
of a matter to a royal commission and that citation 490 of Beauchesne's third 
edition lends support to this view. 
I would accordingly rule that it is not out of order to discuss transporta- 
tion problems generally when such matters have been referred to a royal 
commission. On the other hand, I would also rule that reference should not 
be made to the proceedings, or evidence, or findings of a royal commission 
before it has made its report. 
I thank the honourable member for Yorkton (Nir. Stewart) for bringing 
the matter to my attention. It was a new question for me, and I hope my ruling 
meets with the general approval of the House. 

After still further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said 
motion, it was agreed to. 



136 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE 

SPECIAL 
570 Agricultural Products Act--To provide for losses incurred 
in respect of the purchase, sale and export of agricul- 
tural products under the Agricultural Products Act, 
including authority for the Minister of Finance, at the 
request of the Minister of Agriculture, from time to 
time, to pay amounts in the aggregate not exceeding 
$40,000,000 out of any unappropriated money in the 
Consolidated Revenue Fund as recoverable advances-- 
Further amount required .................... 

350,000 00 

571 

CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION 
INDIAN AFFAIRS BRANCH 
Welfare-- 
Welfare of Indians--Further amount required ...... 

100,000 O0 

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS 
B--GENERAL 
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT'S ASSESSMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 
FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL OR COMMONWEALTH ORGANIZATIONS 
572 World Health Organization--Further amount required .. 
573 Inter-Allied Reparations Agency .................. 
DEMOBILIZATION AND RECONVERSION 
574 To provide for the Canadian Government's Contribution to 
the International Refugee Organization -- Further 
amount required ........................ 

48,695 00 
7,830 00 

402,000 O0 

FINANCE 
SUPERANNUATION AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS 
575 Government's contribution to the Superannuation Fund-- 
Further amount required .................... 

576 

PUBLIC DEBT CHARGES 
Servicing of Public Debt-- 
Commission for Payment of Interest on Public Debt, 
Services of Fiscal Agents, London, Registrars 
Fees, etc.--Further amount required ........ 

GENERAL 
577 To provide for the Government's contribution as an 
Employer, to the Unemployment Insurance Fund in 
respect of Government Employees paid through the 
Central Pay Office--Further amount required .... 
578 To provide for the expenses of the Dominion-Provincial 
Conference held in January, 1950 .............. 

INSURANCE 
579 Departmental Administration--Further amount required 

63,000 O0 

20,000 00 

i00,000 00 
6,000 00 

4,000 O0 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 21ST MARCH 137 

LABOUR 
A--DEPARTMENT 
580 Departmental Administration--Further amount required 
Annuities Act-- 
581 lIotwithstanding the Government Annuities Act, to 
authorize the Minister of Labour, in consequence 
of the transfer of employees from David Spencer 
Limited and David Spencer (Duncan) Limited 
(hereafter called the original employers) to 
T. Eaton Company British Columbia Limited 
(hereafter called the new employer) to enter 
into a contract or contracts with the original 
employers and the new employer, to provide 
that the new employer shall effective October 15, 
1949, become a party to Group Annuity Contracts 
Nos. G. 421 and G. 463 in the place of the original 
employers with respect to employees to whom 
those Contracts applied and who were transferred 
to the new employer and for the application of 
the Contracts in respect of service with the 
original employers and the new employer and 
for such other terms as the Minister deems 
necessary for the maintenance and continuity of 
pension rights of the employees under those Con- 
tracts, and to provide for payments in the current 
and subsequent fiscal years in accordance with 
the contract or contracts so entered into out of 
the Government Annuities Account ........ 

582 To 

DEMOBILIZATION AND RECONVERSION 
provide for expenses that may be incurred in the 
arranging for and the movement of workers from out- 
side Canada to work on farms and other essential 
industry in Canada when Canadian labour is not avail- 
able to meet the need; including costs connected with 
the supervision and welfare of persons already immi- 
grated to Canada under former authorized labour 
movements and administrative expenses connected 
therewith--Further amount required .......... 

B--UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT, 1940 
583 Government's contribution to the Unemployment Insur- 
ance Fund--Further amount required .......... 
584 To authorize and provide for payment of unemployment 
assistance to residents of Newfoundland within the 
terms set forth under Vote 681 in the Supplementary 
Estimates (Newfoundland) 1949-50, as authorized by 
the Appropriation Act No. 7, 1949--Further amount 
required .............................. 
585 To reimburse the Unemployment Insurance Fund under 
Section 87F (1) of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 
1940, as amended by Statute of 1950 ............ 

47,000 00 

1 O0 

136,500 00 

2,500,000 00 

700,000 00 

1,500,000 00 



138 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

LEGISLATION 
THE SENATE 
586 General Administration--Further amount required .... 
587 To provide for the payment of the full sessional indemnity 
for the first and second sessions of 1949 to Members 
of the Senate for days lost through absence caused by 
public business, by illness, or on account of death. 
Payments to be made as the Treasury Board may 
direct--Further amount required .............. 

HOUSE OF COMMONS 
588 To provide for the full sessional indemnity to Members 
of the House of Commons--days lost through absence 
caused by illness, official public business, or Order of 
the House, or on account of death during the second 
session of 1949--notwithstanding an.vthing to the 
contrary in Chapter 147 of the Revised Statutes, 1927, 
an Act respecting the Senate and House of Commons, 
or any amendment thereto. Payments to be made 
as the Treasury Board may direct--Further amount 
required .................... o .......... 
589 Estimates of the Sergeant-at-Arms--Further amount 
required .............................. 

2,500 00 

21,425 00 

3,750 00 
8,000 00 

NATIONAL DEFENCE 

GENERAL SERVICE 
590 Miscellaneous Maintenance and Adjustments (War of 
1914-18)---Further amount required ............ 

591 

PENSIONS AND OTHER BENEFITS 
Civil Pensions-- 
Mrs. Alice Smuck--Further amount required ...... 

DEMOBILIZATION AND RECONVERSION 
592 To provide for the Defence Forces of the Navy, Army and" 
Air Services, and to authorize notwithstanding Section 
29 of the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, total 
additional commitments for this purpose for the 
current year of $7,000,000 against which commitments 
it is estimated that actual expenditures in 1949-50 will 
not exceed a further amount of ............ 

15,000 00 

227 00 

4,000,000 00 

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE 

593 General Administration--Further amount required .... 
594 To provide for expenses of the Royal Commission on 
National Development in the Arts, Letters and 
Sciences--Further amount required ............ 

6,5OO 00 
26,041 00 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 21.ST MARCH 139 

PUBLIC WORKS 
ARCHITECTURAL BRANCH 
Construction, Repairs and Improvements of Public Buildings 
Quebec 
595 Three Rivers Public Building--Addition--Further amount 
required ................................ 
Ontario 
596 Ottawa--Prime Minister's Residence--Repairs, alterations 
and improvements ........................ 
Saskatchewan 
597 Prince Albert Public Building--Addition and alterations-- 
Further amount required .................. 
ENGINEERING BRANCH 
Construction, Repairs and Improvements--Harbours and Rivers 
Quebec 
[Blue Sea Lake-Wharf replacement--To complete pay- 
598J ments ................................ 
] Point Basse, M.I.--Breakwater-wharf replacement- 
[ Further amount required .................... 
Ontario 
599 Kingston--To purchase wharf property ............ 

95,000 00 

35,000 00 

165,000 00 

2,700 00 
20,000 00 

20,500 O0 

600 Departmental 

RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT 
Administration--Further amount required 
MINES, FORESTS AND SCIENTIFIC SERVICES BRANCH 
Dominion Forest Service-- 
601 Forest Research and Investigations--Further amount 
required ............................ 
LANDS AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES BRANCH 
Northwest Territories and Yukon Services-- 
Arctic Division-- 
602 Administration--Further amount required .... 
Yukon Division-- 
603 To provide for a contribution to the Sisters of 
Sainte-Anne toward provision of hospital 
facilities at Dawson, Yukon Territory .... 
National Parks Services-- 
604 To authorize, notwithstanding the provisions of the 
Act respecting the National Battlefields at Quebec, 
payment of $2,060.07, being a donation received 
by the National Battlefields Commission from 
the Soldiers' War Memorial Committee of Quebec, 
to a Committee of ex-commanding officers of the 
Royal 22nd Regiment towards the cost of publish- 
ing a history of the said Regiment .......... 

2,500 00 

250,000 00 

4,500 00 

29,000 00 

1 O0 



140 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

SECRETARY OF STATE 
605 Departmental Administration--Further amount required 
606 Trade Marks Branch--Further amount required ...... 

PATEIIT AIID COPYRIGHT OFFICE 
607 Patent Record Division--Further amount required ...... 
608 Contribution to the International Office for the Protection 
of Industrial Property, and Office of the International 
Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic 
Works--Further amount required .............. 

4,000 O0 
800 O0 

15,000 00 

500 00 

TRADE AND COMMERCE 

A--DEPARTMENT 

SPECIAL 
609 Subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, not- 
withstanding Vote 907, to authorize payments out of 
the funds of the Fraser Valley Dyking Board in 
accordance with the agreement of March, 1950, 
between the Government of Canada, the Government 
of the Province of British Columbia and the said 
Board; and to authorize such payments by the 
Government of Canada to the said Board out of Vote 
907 as are necessary to provide for Canada's share of 
the amount required by the Board to carry out the 
terms of the said agreement ................ 
610 To reimburse the Canadian Wheat Board for expenses 
incurred from August 1, 1948, to July 31, 1949, in the 
administration of delivery quotas and permit regula- 
tions, etc ............................... 
611 To reimburse the Canadian Wheat Board for the balance 
of the deficit incurred from the operations of the 
Wheat Board on the 1947 Crop Account, Flax Division, 
for the period August 1, 1948, to July 31, 1949, pur- 
suant to Orders in Council P.C. 3038 of July 31, 1947, 
and P.C. 829 of February 26, 1948 .............. 
612 To reimburse the Canadian Wheat Board for the deficit 
incurred from the operation of the Wheat Board on 
the 1948 Crop Account, Flax Division, for the period 
August 1, 1948, to July 31, 1949, pursuant to Order 
in Council P.C. 3376 of July 28, 1948 ............ 
613 To reimburse the Canadian Wheat Board for the deficit 
incurred from the operations of the Wheat Board on 
the 1948 Crop Rapeseed Account, for the period ended 
July 31, 1949, pursuant to the regulations passed 
under The Appropriation Act No. 4, 1948-49, Vote 887 

1 O0 

96,455 00 

189,831 00 

3,884,182 00 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 21sT MARCH 141 

and the Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935, as amended, 
and approved by Order in Council P.C. 3717 of August 
25, 1948 .............................. 

Resolutions to be reported. 

399,608 00 

By leave of the House, the Resolutions adopted in Committee of Supply 
at this day's sitting were reported, read the second time, and concurred in, and 
the Committee of Supply to sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 22ND MARCH 143 

No. 25 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 22ND MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Eighteenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 21 severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Joseph Lucien Andr Bergeron of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Antoinette 
Perreault Bergeron.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Elisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock, now residing in the United States of 
America, wife of Sigvald Skavlan Brock of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski, wife of Kasimir Bydlinski of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rosemary Smalley Carrier, wife of Georges Henri Raymond Carrier 
of Quebec, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Carmen McCoy Jackson, wife of Carl Douglas Jackson of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Sally 
Hurst Lamoureux.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Olivia Mary Tipping Morris, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Rene Morris of Rimouski, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Camille Poulin of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Aline Hamel Poulin.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Gisle St. Laurent Therrien, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Lopold Therrien, present address unkown.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ethel Kershaw Warren, wife of Victor Edward Warren of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 



144 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
Mr. Speaker laid before the House,--List of Officers and Members and 
Minutes of Proceedings of The Royal Society of Canada, 1949. 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Annual Report of the National Harbours Board for the calendar year 
1949, pursuant to section 32, Chapter 42, Statutes of Canada, 1936. 

Mr. Rinfret, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing:--What is 
the amount of revenue received by the Department of the Postmaster General 
in Newfoundland for the eleven-month period ending February 28, 19507 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Isnor:--l. How many Canadian National Railways trains were 
discontinued in January, 1950, and (a) what are their names or numbers; 
(b) region in which they operated; (c) points of beginning and ending of runs? 
2. What was the reduction in man-power (employees) of the Canadian 
National Railways, by regions, during the month of January, 19507 
3. What was the cause of reduction? 
Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Aylesworth:--l. How many pounds of butter are presently in 
storage in Canada? 
2. How many pounds of this butter was purchased by the government and 
at what price per pound? 
3. How many pounds of butter have been sold by the government since 
the 1st of January, 19507 
4. To whom was the butter sold and at what price per pound? 
5. Has any of the butter been sold because it became rancid? 
Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Casselman:--l. Did the Government purchase a building for a Post 
Office at Winchester, Ontario? 
2. If so, what was the purchase price of said building and when was the 
transaction completed? 
3. Since that date, what repairs, if any, have been made on said building? 
. Was the Post Office formerly operated from the building purchased? 
5. If so, for what period of time? 
6. Is the Post Office presently being operated in the building purchased? 
7. If not, where is it being operated? 
8. What repairs, if any, have been made on the building to which the 
Post Office has been moved? 
9. What expenses are being incurred in operating the Post Office in its 
present location? 
Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 22ND MARCH 145 

By Mr. Argue:--l. What quantity and value of beef cattle was shipped to 
the United States, by months, since January 1, 1947? 
2. What was the value and quantity, by months, of other meat and meat 
products shipped to the United States since January 1, 1947? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Isnor:--l. Have plans been prepared in connection with fireproof 
barracks for Naval personnel, Dartmouth? 
2. If so, under whose supervision have plans been prepared? 
3. What are the names and addresses of firms making plans and writing 
specifications, and were any other firms consulted in reference to this project? 
4. What is the size of proposed barracks and how many personnel will 
barracks accommodate? 
5. When will tenders be called? 
6. Will the calling of tenders and the awarding of same be handled by the 
Canadian Commercial Corporation? 
Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Casselman:--l. How many contracts have been entered into in 
pursuance of the Cold Storage Act, in (a) the calendar year 1949; (b) the 
calendar year 1950, to date*. 
2. What amounts were (a) paid; (b) contracted to be paid in each of the 
said years? 
3. In the case of each cold storage warehouse in respect of vhich a contract 
to pay a subsidy was entered into in each of the said years, (a) what is its name; 
(b) what is its location; (c) what is the volume of storage space; (d) what is 
the amount of the subsidy contracted to be paid; (e) what amount of subsidy 
has been paid to date; (]) what amount of subsidy remains yet to be paid and 
on vhat dates; (g} what is the total amount of provincial subsidy paid or con- 
tracted to be paid? 
4. What applications under the Act are now in the hands of the Depart- 
ment awaiting decision, and what is the nature and location of the project and 
the amount applied for in each case? 
5. (a} What principles are followed in determining whether and to what 
extent subsidies should be granted under the Act? 
(b) Wb,at steps are taken to prevent duplication of warehouse facilities? 
Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Hatfield:--l. What quantity of wool was on hand in Canada in 
the years 1945 to 1949 inclusive? 
2. What quantity of wool was exported from Canada and to what countries 
from 1945 to 1949 inclusive? 
3. What quantity of wool was imported into Canada from 1945 to 1949 
and from what countries? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 



146 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Studer:--l. What are the names and addresses of the temporary 
field men employed by P.F.A.A. in Saskatchewan, during the year 1949-50? 
2. What amount was paid to each of them for, (a) salary or wages; (b) 
expenses, during the same period? 
3. How many of these employees are returned soldiers? 
Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Hansell:--l. What responsibility does the Government assume in 
respect to Italian bonds bought and held by Canadians previous to hostilities? 
2. What is the present situation in respect to Italian bonds held by Cana- 
dians? 
3. Does the Custodian of Enemy Property seek to obtain settlement of these 
bonds which have already become due? 
Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Benidickson:--l. Has the Canadian Government made any finan- 
cial contributions towards the construction costs of bridges between Canada 
and the United States of America? 
2. If so, (a) where are these bridges located; (b) when were they con- 
structed; (c) what amounts of money were contributed to each by the Cana- 
dian Government? 

By Mr. Boisvert:--l. What was the gold reserve of the Bank of Canada 
as at December 31, 1949? 
2. What amount of gold was exported during 1949, and what countries 
received gold from Canada? 
3. What amount of gold was received by each country? 
4. What amount of gold has been sold to private persons during 1948 under 
section 25 of chapter 43 of the statutes of 1934? 

By Mr. Hatfield:--l. What are the names and age of each of the Transport 
Commissioners? 
2. When was each appointed? 
3. What was their business or profession before appointment to the Board 
of Transport Commissioners? 
4. How many freight rate eerts are employed by the Board of Trans- 
port Commissioners? 
5. What are their names and what was their former employment? 
Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. MacNaught:--What is the per capita cost in Canada of the protec- 
tion given by the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act and the Food and Drugs 
Act? 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Murphy:--l. What quantity of crude oil was imported into Canada, 
and from which countries, during the years 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
2. At what places of entry into Canada was same imported? 



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3. Is there any charge or tax imposed on the importation of such oil, and 
if so, how much? 
4. Did Canada export any oil during the years 1947, 1948 and 1949, and 
if so, to what countries? 
5. Is there any duty, tax or other charge on crude oil exported to the 
U.S.A.? If so, how much, and when was same imposed? 

By Mr. Brooks:--1. What was the cost of operation of the Military Camp 
at Tracadie, New Brunswick, during the past winter, for (a) army pay; (b) 
supplies? 
2. Were tenders called for providing supplies? If so, (a) what was the 
amount of each tender; (b) who received the contract? 
3. If not, how were the supplies purchased and from whom? 

By Mr. Breithaupt:--What are the functions of the Laboratory of Hygiene? 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,-- 
Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Bryce:--l. How many hog graders are employed by the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture? 
2. What are the different positions in this service? 
3. At what llaces are they employed? 
4. How often are they changed to different plants? 
5. How many have served in one plant (a) 1 year; (b) 2 years; (c) 3 years; 
(d} over 3 years? 

By Mr. Noseworthy:--l. What is the amount paid out by the Federal 
Government for old age pensions during each of the months January to June 
inclusive, 1949? 
2. What is the amount paid out by the Federal Government for old age 
pensions during each of the six months January to June inclusive, in 1945, 1946, 
1947 and 1948? 
3. What is the amount paid out by the Federal Government for old age 
pensions in each of the six months July to December inclusive, in each year, 
1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
4. What is the amount paid out in pensions to the blind during each of 
the six months January to June inclusive, 1949? 
5. What is the amount paid out in pensions to the blind for each of the six 
months January to June inclusive, in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 
1948? 
6. What is the amount paid out in pensions to the blind for each of the 
six months July to December in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 
1949? 
7. What is the amount paid out for family allowances in each of the months 
January to June inclusive, 19497 
8. What is the amount paid out for family allowances during each of the 
months January to June inclusive, for the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948? 
9. What is the amount paid out for family allowances in each of the months 
July to December in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
10. What is the amount of any other direct payments made to Canadian 
citizens by the Department of National Health and Welfare during each of 
the months January to June inclusive, 1949, for reasons other than family 
allowances, old age pensions and pensions for the blind? 



148 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Wright:--l. What sections were ruled ineligible for payment 
under P.F.A.A. in 1949 in Township 36, Range 7, West of the 3rd Meridian? 
2. What was the average yield of these sections? 
3. How many sections, if any, had less than 10 bushels per acre? 
4. Under what section of the Prairie Farm Assistance Act were these 
sections declared ineligible? 
5. Under what section of the Act was the remainder of the township 
declared eligible? 
6. What townships or parts of townships adjoining Township 36, Range 7, 
West of the 3rd Meridian were eligible for P.F.A.A. payments? 

By Mr. Argue:ml. What are the names and addresses of all persons 
employed under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act in Saskatchewan during 
the year 1949? 
2. What sum of money was paid to each person as (a) salary or wages; 
(b) sustenance; (c) mileage; (d) other allowances, and what was the nature of 
the work performed by each? 
3. How many persons were employed (a) part time; (b) full time in 1949? 
4. What was the total sum paid to all (a) part time employees; (b) full 
time employees? 
5. At what rate are (a) salaries or wages; (b) sustenance; (c) mileage; 
(d) other allowances, paid to common labour, foremen, all other employees 
under this Act? 

The following Address was voted to His Excellency the Governor General, 
and Orders of the House issued to the proper officers:-- 

By Mr. Knowles:--Order of the House for a copy of all directives and 
instructions issued to unemployment insurance offices, since :January 1, 1949, 
having to do with the handling of unemployment, including ways and means 
of dealing with applications for unemployment insurance benefits; advice as to 
the meaning of the words "suitable employment"; any special directives or 
instructions with reference to displaced persons, and any other related matters. 

By Mr. Knowles:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence 
including briefs, and replies thereto, in the possession of the Minister of 
Finance, dated since January 1, 1949, with reference to the matter of payments 
to municipalities in lieu of taxes on Federal Crown properties. 

By Mr. Knowles:--Address to His Excellency the Governor General for 
a copy of all Orders in Council, or a consolidation thereof, dealing with the 
inclusion of fair wage provisions and any other requirements respecting labour 
conditions in contracts let by the Federal Government or any department or 
branch thereof. 

Mr. Cot6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 22ND MARCH 149 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence, 
directives and instructions, from October 1, 1948, to date, in connection with 
the removal or change of postmaster at Elbourne, Saskatchewan. 

By Mr. Quelch:--Order of the House for a copy of the Agreement signed 
between the Dominion and the Province of Alberta, dealing specifically with 
the settlement of Veterans in the Special Areas. 

By leave of the House, Mr. Abbott moved,IThat Mr. Speaker do now 
leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again into Committee of Supply. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted:- 
FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 1949-50 
TRADE AND COMMERCE 
BGENERAL 
ATOMIC ENERGY CONTROL BOARD 
614 Chalk River Project---Capital and Operating Expenses-- 
Further amount required ................ $ 

200,000 00 

TRANSPORT 

A--DEPARTMENT 
615 Departmental Administration--Further amount required 

MARINE SERVICE 
616 Administration of Pilotage, including authority for 
temporary recoverable advances; contributions, and 
the operation and maintenance, as required, of neces- 
sary pilot vessels in certain Pilotage Districts-- 
Further amount required .................... 
617 Miscellaneous Services relating to Navigation and Ship- 
ping--Further amount required .............. 
618 To provide for the repayment to a proper authority or to 
the Government of the United Kingdom of excepted 
expenses, as defined in section 296(5) of the Canada 
Shipping Act, incurred by the said Government for 
the relief, maintenance and repatriation of distressed 
seamen left behind out of Canada, from ships regi- 
stered in Canada, or of distressed Canadian Seamen 
left behind out of Canada from ships other than of 

16,700 00 

5,000 00 
16,914 00 



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Canadian Registry, and to provide for the repayment 
to shipowners, or agents, up to the amount of the 
Seamen's forfeited wages, of expenses incurred by 
such owners or agents and referred to in Section 283 
or 295 of the Canada Shipping Act ............ 
619 River St. Lawrence Ship Channel--Contract Dredging in 
the St. Lawrence River and Montreal Harbour, 
including cost of administration--Capital---Further 
amount required ........................ 
620 To provide towards the acquisition and reconditioning of 
two vessels for Pacific Ocean Weather Station "P" 
(Estimated cost $750,000)--Capital .... o ........ 
RAILWAY SERVICE 
Hudson Bay Railway-- 
621 Construction and Improvements-- Capital -- Further 
amount required ...................... 
Maritime Freight Rates Act-- 
622 Additional amount in excess of the sum of $5,503,000 
already appropriated to authorize and provide for 
the payment from time to time during the fiscal 
year 1949-50 to the Canadian National Railway 
Company of the difference (estimated by the 
Canadian National Railway Company and certi- 
fied by the Auditors of the said Company to the 
Minister of Transport as and when required by 
the said Minister} occurring on account of the 
application of the Maritime Freight Rates Act, 
between the tariff tolls and the normal tolls 
(upon the same basis as set out in Section 9 of 
the said Act with respect to companies therein 
referred to} on all traffic moved during the calen- 
dar year 1949 under the tariffs approved on the 
Eastern Lines (as referred to in Section 2 of the 
said Act) of the Canadian National Railways-- 
Further amount required ................ 

AIR SERVICE 
Civil Aviation Division 
623 Control of Civil Aviation, including the Administration of 
the Aeronautics Act and Regulations issued there- 
under--Further amount required .............. 
624 Contribution to the Government of Denmark as Canada's 
share in the joint support of North Atlantic Air 
Navigation facilities in the Faroes and Greenland .. 

625 

DEMOBILIZATION AND RECONVERSION 
Air Service 
Civil Aviation Division 
Airways and Airports-- 
Care, Operation and Maintenance of Royal Canadian 
Air Force Airfields transferred to the Department 
of Transport--Further amount required ...... 

3,000 00 

435,295 00 

165,000 00 

8,300 00 

190,771 00 

13,000 00 

174,967 00 

8,000 00 



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B--CANADIAN MARITIME COMMISSION 
Mail Subsidies and Steamship Subventions 
Eastern Local Services 
626 Campobello, N.B., and Lubec, Maine, service between-- 
Further amount required .................... 

667 00 

VETERANS AFFAIRS 

PAYMENTS TO OR FOR VETERANS AND DEPENDENTS 
627 War Veterans Allowances--Further amount required .. 
628 To authorize under regulations to be approved by the 
Governor General in Council the establishment of 
an Assistance Fund (War Veterans Allowance) from 
which shall be paid supplementary assistance in cases 
of acute financial distress as may be found to exist 
from time to time among recipients of benefits under 
the War Veterans Allowance Act, 1946--Further 
amount required .......................... 

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS 
629 Employers Liability Compensation -- Further amount 
required .............................. 

60,000 00 

85,000 00 

25,000 O0 

GOVERNMENT OWNED ENTERPRISES 
DEFICITS 
Transport 
630 Additional amount in excess of the sum of $1,159,000 
already appropriated, to provide for the payment 
during the fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National 
Railway Company (hereinafter called the National 
Company) upon applications approved by the Minister 
of Transport, made from time to time by the National 
Company to the Minister of Finance, and to be applied 
by the National Company in payment of the deficit 
(certified by the Auditors of the National Company) 
in the operation of the Prince Edward Island Car 
Ferry and Terminals arising in the calendar year 
1949--Further amount required .............. 
631 Additional amount in excess of the sum of $360,000 already 
appropriated to provide for the payment during the 
fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National (West 
Indies) Steamships, Limited (hereinafter called the 
Company) of the amount of the deficit occurring 
during the year ending December 31, 1949, in the 
operations of the Company and the vessels under the 
control of the Company, as certified by the Auditors 
of the Company, and upon applications made by the 
Company to the Minister of Finance and approved by 
the Minister of Transport---Further amount required 

62,230 O0 

100,498 00 



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632 Amount required to provide for the payment during the 
fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National Railway 
Company (hereinafter called the National Company) 
upon applications approved by the Minister of Trans- 
port, made from time to time by the National Com- 
pany, to the Minister of Finance and to be applied by 
the National Company in payment of the deficit (certi- 
fied by the Auditors of the National Company) arising 
in the calendar year 1949, this amount to be applied in 
the repayment of accountable advances made to the 
National Company from the Cnsolidated Revenue 
Fund-- 
Canadian National Railways, exclusive of 
Eastern Lines .................... 25,709,703 00 
Eastern Lines ........................ 16,333,325 00 
633 To hereby authorize and provide for payment during the 
fiscal year 1949-50 to Trans-Canada Air Lines to be 
applied by Trans-Canada Air Lines in payment of the 
deficit (certified by the Auditors of Trans-Canada Air 
Lines) resulting from the operations of Trans- 
Canada Air Lines and its subsidiary, Trans-Canada 
(Atlantic) Limited, during the calendar year 1949, 
this amount to be applied in the repayment of 
accountable advances made to the Company from the 
Consolidated Revenue Fund-- 
Trans-Canada Air Lines ................ 1,419,444 00 
Trans-Canada (Atlantic) Limited .......... 2,898,150 00 

LOANS AND INVESTMENTS 
VETERANS AFFAIRS 
634 To provide for purchase of land and permanent improve- 
ments; cost of permanent improvements to be 
effected removal of encumbrances; stock and equip- 
ment; refund of surplus to veterans (Section 19): 
and for protection of security under the Veterans' 
Land Act--Further amount required ............ 

1,425,000 00 

Resolutions to be reported. 

By leave of the House, the said Resolutions were reported, read the second 
time, and concurred in, and the Committee of Supply to sit again later this day 

On motion of Mr. Abbott, it was resolved,--That the House be not 
adjourned at six o'clock l.m., this day. 

By leave of the House, Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave 
the Chair for the House to resolve itself into Committee of Ways and Means. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 22nd MARCH 153 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of Ways and Means. 

(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted. 
Resolved, That towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty on 
account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1950, the following sum be granted out of the Consolidated 
Revenue Fund of Canada, namely:-- 
The sum of $65,986,459 being the amount of each of the items as set forth 
in the Further Supplementary Estimates (3) for the fiscal year ending March 
31, 1950. 
Resolution to be reported. 

By leave of the House, the said Resolution was reported, read the second 
time, and concurred in, and the Committee of Ways and Means to sit again 
later this day. 

Mr. Abbott hen, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 14, An Act for 
granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the 
financial year ending the 31st March, 1950, which was read the first time. 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the second time, considered 
in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time 
and passed. 

By leave of the House, Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now 
leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:-- 

INTERIM SUPPLY 

MAIN ESTIMATES 1950-51 

Resolved, That a sum not exceeding $233,837,011.33, being one-sixth of the 
amount of each of the several items to be voted, as set forth in the Main Esti- 
mates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951, laid before the House of 
Commons at the present Session of Parliament; and in addition thereto, a sum 
not exceeding $1,125,000.00, being three-quarters of the amount of item 170, a 
sum not exceeding $1,900,666.66, being one-third of the amount of items 
30, 430, 497, a sum not exceeding $324,283.16, being one-sixth of the amount of 
items 70, 172, 175, 176, and a sum not exceeding $2,614,658.75, being one- 



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twelfth of the amount of items 66, 94, 189, 191, 192, 361, 362, 366, 374, 375, 377, 
380, 384, 385, 386, 425, 432, 434, 559, of the said Estimates be granted to His 
Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951. 
Resolution to be reported. 

By leave of the House, the said Resolution was reported, read the second 
time, and concurred in, and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the next 
sitting of the House. 

By leave of the House, Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now 
leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again into Committee of Ways 
and Means. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Ways and 
Means. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:-- 
Resolved, That towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty 
on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1951, the following sums be granted out of The Consolidated 
Revenue Fund of Canada, namely:-- 
1. The sum of $233,837,011.33, being one-sixth of the amount of each of the 
items set forth in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951; 
2. The sum of $1,125,000.00, being three-quarters of the amount of item 
170 of the said Estimates; 
3. The sum of $1,900,666.66, being one-third of the amount of items 30, 
430, 497 of the said Estimates; 
4. The sum of $324,283.16, being one-sixth of the amount of items 70, 172, 
175, 176 of the said Estimates; and 
5. The sum of $2,614,658.75, being one-twelfth of the amount of items 66, 
94, 189, 191, 192, 361, 362, 366, 374, 375, 377, 380, 384, 385, 386, 425, 432, 434, 559 
of the said Estimates as set forth in the Resolution concurred in this day in the 
Committee of Supply. 

Resolution to be reported. 

By leave of the House, the said Resolution was reported, read the second 
time, and concurred in, and the Committee of Ways and Means to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 22ND MARCH 155 

Mr. Abbott then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 15, An Act 
for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the 
financial year ending the 31st March, 1951, which was read the first time. 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the second time, considered in 
Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time and 
passed. 

The House then adjourned at 6.15 o'clock p.m., until tomorrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 23RD MARCH 157 

No. 26 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, T.HURSDAY, 23RD MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Eight letitions were laid on the Table. 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
---Annual Report of the Canadian National Railways for the year ended Decem- 
ber 31, 1949. (English and French). 
Also,-Annual Report of the Canadian National Railways Securities Trust 
for the year ended December 31, 1949. (English and French). 
Also,--Annual Report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, 
Limited, for the year ended December 31, 1949. (English and French). 
Also,--Report of George A. Touche and Company, Auditors of the Canadian 
National Railways System, and the Canadian National (West Indies) Steam- 
ships, Limited, for the year ended December 31, 1949. (English and French). 
And also,--Financial Budget of the Canadian National Railways and the 
Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, Limited, for the calendar year 
1950. 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2995, approved June 16, 1949: establishing 
Regulations pursuant to the provisions of The Treaties of Peace (Italy, Rumania, 
Hungary and Finland) Act, 1948. 

Mr. Winters, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Annual Report of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the 
calendar year, 1949 (including the operations of the National Housing Act) 
(English and French). 



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And also,--Financial Statement of the Central Mortgage and Housing 
Corporation for the year ended December 31, 1949. (English and French). 

Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, laid before the House,---Copy of Order in Council P.C. 5513, approved 
November 3, 1949: revoking the Regulations of the Atomic Energy Control 
Board as approved by Order in Council P.C. 1098 of April 1, 1947, as amended, 
and substituting therefor new Regulations. (English and French). 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Noseworthy:--l. What is the amount of money paid out as further 
payments on the wheat crops of 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 in each of the months 
January to June inclusive, 19497 
2. What is the amount paid out as further pyments on the wheat crops of 
1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 during each of the months January to June inclusive, 
in the years 1946, 1947 and 1948? 
3. What is the amount of money paid out as further payments on the wheat 
crops of 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 in each of the months July to December 
inclusive, in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 19497 
4. What is the amount paid out on P.F.R.A. account during each of the six 
months January to June inclusive, 19497 
5. What is the amount paid out on P.F.R.A. account for each of the months 
January to June inclusive, during the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 19487 
6. What is the amount paid out on P.F.R.A. account for each of the months 
July to December inclusive, for tb_e years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
7. What is the amount paid out on P.F.A.A. account during each of the six 
months January to June inclusive, 19497 
8. What is the amount paid out on P.F.A.A. account during each of the 
months January to June inclusive, for the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 19487 
9. What is the amount paid out on P.F.A.A. account during each of the 
months July to December inclusive, during the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 
19497 
10. What is the amount of payments made by the Department of Agricul- 
ture directly to Canadian citizens during each of the six months January to June 
inclusive, 1949, for reasons other than further payments on wheat crops, 
P.F.R.A. account and P.F.A.A. account? 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. How many appointments to the Civil Service 
(a) permanent; (b) temporary, were made by the Civil Service Commission 
month by month from the first of January 1949, to the first of February 1950, 
both inclusive? 
2. How many appointments were made to the Civil Service (a} other than 
by the Civil Service Commission; or (b) after certificate granted by the said 
Commission? 



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By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. How many (a) individual; (b) township applica- 
tions, for payment of P.F.A.A. were refused or denied in each of the Prairie 
Provinces between the first day of July 1949 and the first day of February 1950? 
2. (a) How many cases, in each Province was the refusal or denial of pay- 
ment under the P.F.A.A. submitted to the Board of Review? (b) What is the 
total number of cases in each Province in which the said Board reversed the 
decision appealed from? 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. As at September 1, 1939, what was the total value 
of Canadian Pacific securities of all kinds held in the United Kingdom, the 
United States, Canada other countries? 
2. What is the total value of Canadian Pacific securities of all kinds held 
in the above noted countries as at the present time? 
3. Have any Canadian Pacific securities held in the United Kingdom been 
acquired by the Government of the United Kingdom? If so, what is the value 
of such securities so acquired? 
4. What is the total value of Canadian Pacific securities returned to 
Canada from the United Kingdom since September 1, 1939, and what disposi- 
tion has been made of any such securities returned to Canada? 
5. Did the Canadian Government acquire any Canadian Pacific securities 
following World War I? If so, to what extent were such securities acquired, 
and to what extent are such securities still in the possession of the Canadian 
Government? 
6. Does the Canadian Government hold any Canadian Pacific securities 
other than those acquired following World War I? 
7. What total amount of money has the Canadian Government received 
to the present time by way of a return on its holdings of Canadian Pacific 
securities, and what use has been made of this money? 
8. Are any officials of the Canadian National Railways, or any directors of 
the Bank of Montreal, or any Cabinet Ministers, directors of the Canadian 
Pacific Railway or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries? If so, who are such 
persons? 
9. What is the total amount of money in the form of (a) cash grants: 
(b) subsidies; (c) loans, received by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company 
from the federal government from the time the company was first proposed 
until the present date? 
10. What is the total number of square miles of land received by the 
Canadian Pacific Railway Company from the federal government, in each 
province, from the time the company was first proposed until the present date? 

On motion of Mr. Chevrier, it was resolved,--That a sessional committee 
on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government. 
be appointed to consider the accounts and estimates and bills relating thereto 
of the Canadian National Railways, the Canadian National (West Indies) 
Steamships, and Trans-Canada Air Lines, saving always the powers of the 
Committee of Supply in relation to the voting of public moneys: and that the 
said committee be empowered to send for persons, papers, and records and to 
report from time to time, and that notwithstanding Standing Order 65, in 
relation to the limitation of the number of members, the said committee con- 
sist of Messrs. Adamson, Beaudry, Bourget, Carter, Cavers, Chevrier, Cleaver 
Follwell, Fraser, George, Gillis, Hatfield, Healy, Helme. James, Knight. 
Macdonald (Edmonton East), McCulloch, McLure, Mott, Mutch, Picard, Pouliot, 
Thomas, Tustin. 



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By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Chevrier, it was ordered,--That 
the Annual Reports for 1949 of the Canadian National Railways System, the 
Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, the Canadian National 
Railways Securities Trust, the Auditors Report to Parliament in respect to the 
Canadian National Railways System and the Canadian National (West Indies) 
Steamships Limited, and the Budget of the Canadian National Railways and 
Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for 1950, tabled this day, 
be referred to the sessional committee on Railways and Shipping owned, 
operated and controlled by the Government, together with the following 
estimates for 1950-51: 
493--Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways; 
494--Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian 

Vote 
Vote 
National; 
Vote 
Vote 
1950. 

558--Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit 1950; 
559--Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, deficit 

And that the Resolution passed by the House on February 24, 1950, 
referring certain estimates to the Committee of Supply, be rescinded in so far 
as the said Resolution relates to votes Nos. 493, 494, 558 and 559. 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Weir, it was ordered,--That the 
name of Mr. Fulton be substituted for that of Mr. Tustin on the Sessional Com- 
mittee on Railways and Shipping owned, operated and controlled by the 
Government. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend The Agricultural 
Products Act; 
Mr. Gardiner moved,-That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
After Debate thereon, the question being lout on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the 
said proposed Resolution. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted:-- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a Bill to amend The Agricultural 
Products Act to extend the operation of the Act for a period of one year. 
Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 231D MARCH 161 

Mr. Gardiner then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 16, An 
Act to amend The Agricultural Products Act, which was read the first time, 
and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution respecting the Agricultural 
Prices Support Act, 1944; 
Mr. Gardiner moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the 
said proposed Resolution. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide that The 
Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944, shall continue in force on and after the 
thirty-first day of March, 1950. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Gardiner then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 17, An Act 
to amend The Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944, which was read the first 
time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this Hotlse 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 18 (Letter J of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Doris Joan Guest Rigg". 
Bill No. 19 (Letter K of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam". 
Bill No. 20 (Letter L of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett". 
Bill No. 21 (Letter M of the Senate), intituled: "An.Act for the relief of 
Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson". 
Bill No. 22 (Letter N of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Aili Katriina Salokannel Martel". 
Bill No. 23 (Letter O of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson". 
Bill No. 24 (Letter P of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Gladys Harriet Hassall Thorn". 
Bill No. 25 (Letter Q of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse". 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 23RD MARCH 163 

And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were referred 
the petitions on which the above-mentioned Bills were founded, praying for 
Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence before them 
with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

The House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to consider a certain 
proposed Resolution respecting the continuation in force of the Fisheries Prices 
Support Act, 1944. 
(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide for the 
continuation in force of The Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Mayhew, then, by leave of the House, pre- 
sented a Bill, No. 54, An Act to amend The Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944, 
which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next 
sitting of the House. 

The House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to consider a certain 
proposed Resolution respecting the Department of National Defence and the 
Armed Services of Canada, and progress having been made and reported, the 
Committee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH 165 

No. 27 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Nineteenth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 23 severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Phyllis Lilian Buck Beatty, wife of Melvin Vernon Beatty of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sophie Piatkowski Demyk, wife of Wasyl Demyk of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Arthur William Goodson of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Christina 
Campbell Pirret Goodson, now residing in Westmount, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Leman Makinson of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Grace Britannia Fisher 
Makinson.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Frances Berman Mellor, wife of Charles Leslie Mellor of Montreal, 
P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Fernand Senecal of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Helen Landreville 
Senecal.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Josephine Rood Trottier, wife of Roland Trottier of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Muriel Alice Mary Nugent Westgate, now residing in Eaton, P.Q., 
wife of Clifford Ralph Westgate of Quebec, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Thirteenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was 
read as follows:-- 



[66 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Thirteenth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Ernest Beliveau, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Rita Maure Beliveau. 
Of Elisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock, now residing in the United States of 
&merica, wife of Sigvald Skavlan Brock, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Sophie Piatkowski Demyk, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Wasyl Demyk. 
Of Carmen McCoy Jackson, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Carl Douglas Jackson. 
Of Leman Makinson, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Grace Britannia 
Fisher Makinson. 
Of Olivia Mary Tipping Morris, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Rene Morris. 
Of Gladys Eileen Hungate Norman, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of John William 
Norman. 
Of Muriel Alice Mary Nugent Westgate, of Eaton, P.Q., wife of Clifford 
Ralph Westgate. 
Of Maria De Gregoria Zarbatany, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Jimmy 
Zarbatany. 

A Message was received from the Senate, informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House was 
desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 55 (Letter E of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting The 
Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company". 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the House the following letter which he had 
received: -- 

GOVERNMENT HOUSE 

OTTAWA 

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL 

March 24, 1950. 
SIR,--I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Thibaudeau 
Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the 
Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, Friday, the 24th 
March, at 5.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills. 
I have the honour to be, 
Sir, 
Your obedient servant, 
J. F. DELAUTE, 
Assistant Secretary to the Governor General. 
The Honourable 
The Speaker of the House of Commons, 
Ottawa. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH 167 

Mr. McCulloch, from the Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping 
owned, operated and controlled by the Government, presented the First Report 
of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be granted leave to sit while the House is sitting. 
2. That it be empowered to print, from day to day, 700 copies in English 
and 200 copies in French of its minutes of proceedings and evidence, and that 
Standing Order 64 be suspended in relation thereto. 
3. That its quorum be reduced from thirteen members to eight, and that 
section 3 of Standing Order 65 be suspended in relation thereto. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. McCulloch, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Annual Report of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year ended December 31, 
1949. (English and French). 
And also,--Report of George A. Touche and Company, Auditors, for the 
year ended December 31, 1949, on Trans-Canada Air Lines. (English and 
French). 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--List of Reports and Returns to be made to the House of Commons by 
Public Officers and Private Corporations, prepared in accordance with Standing 
Order 84, and showing certain data in connection with the tabling of said 
Reports and Returns. 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Howe, it was ordered,--That the 
Annual Report of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year ended December 31, 
1949, and the Auditors" Report to Parliament for the year ended December 31, 
1949, in respect of Trans-Canada Air Lines, tabled this day, be referred to the 
Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping owned, operated and controlled 
by the Government. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were respectively read the first 
time, on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the 
House, viz: -- 
Bill No. 18 (Letter J of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Doris Joan Guest Rigg".--Mr. Wkler. 
Bill No. 19 (Letter K of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 20 (Letter L of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett".---Mr. Wbkler. 
Bill No. 21 (Letter M of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson".--FIr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 22 (Letter N of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Aili Katriina Salokannel Martel".--Mr. Winkler. 



168 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

13ill No. 23 (Ietter O of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 24 {Letter P of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Gladys Harriet Hassall Thom".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 25 (Letter Q of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse".--Mr. Winkler. 
E-ill No. 26 (Letter R of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Eric Lacate".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 27 {Letter S of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick".--Mr. Wnkler. 
E-ill No. 28 (Letter T of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sigrid Denston Day".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 29 (Letter U of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
leatrice Campbell McClay".--Mr. Winkler. 
E-ill No. 30 (Letter V of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers".--Mr. Winkler. 
till No. 31 (Letter W of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
]\iriam Roberta Weir Caryer".--Mr. Winkler. 
13ill No. 32 {Letter X of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 33 {Letter Y of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
lklary Thomson Cadieux".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 34 {Letter Z of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Verona_ca Pearl Faulkner MacKenzie".-Mr. Winkler. 
Eill No. 35 (Letter A-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elizabeth Hampshier Atyon Reilley".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 36 (Letter B-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Syb'_l Elliott Karr Boulanger".--Mr. Wnkler. 
13_11 No. 37 (Letter C-1 of the Senate), intitulecl: "An Act for the relief of 
Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 38 (Letter D-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Albert Ernest Curtis".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 39 {Ietter E-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Annie Swales Barber".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 40 (Letter F-1 of the Senate, intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 41 (Letter G-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Edith Mary Stone Ryan".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 42 (Letter H-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz".-Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 43 (Letter I-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Harry Rudner".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 44 {Letter J-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothea Joan Lawrence Gamble".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 45 (Letter K-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Walter St. Andre Bawn".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 46 (Letter L-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Alison Hamilton Brown Weldon".--Mr. Winkler. 
till No. 47 (Letter M-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Hazel May Wilkie MacLeod".--Mr. Winkler. 
till No. 48 (Letter N-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
William Gordon Cascadden".--Mr. Winkler. 
till No. 49 (Letter O-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Romeo Lefebvre".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 50 (Letter P-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Kathleen Veronica Thompson Davidson."Mr. Winkler. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH 169 

Bill No. 51 (Letter Q-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Joseph Arthur Winsorlow Brisebois".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 52 (Letter R-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Margaret May Tuck Reicker".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 53 (Letter S-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mabel Kearley Budgell".---Mr. Winkler. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend The Continuation 
of Transitional Measures Act, 1947; 

Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the 
said proposed Resolution. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:-- 
Resolved,--That it is expedient to present a measure to amend The Con- 
tinuation of Transitional Measures Act, 1947, to provide that the Act shall 
expire on the 30th day of April, 1951. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Abbott, then, by leave of the House, pre- 
sented a Bill, No. 56, An Act to amend The Continuation of Transitional 
Measures Act, 1947, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second 
reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Martin,--That a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed 
to examine and study the operation and effects of existing legislation of the 
Parliament of Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with respect to 
old age security: similar legislation in other countries: possible alternative 
measures of old age security for Canada, with or without a means test for 
beneficiaries, including plans based on contributory insurance principles; the 
probable cost thereof and possible methods of providing therefor: the con- 
stitutional and financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective opera- 
tions of such plans and other related matters: 
That 28 Members of the House of Commons, to be designated by the 
House at a later date, be members of the joint committee on the part of this 
House, and that Standing Order 65 of the House of Commons be suspended in 
relation thereto; 



172 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 73 (Letter J-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clifford Willis Collins". 
Bill No. 74 (Letter K-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alfred Beatty Harris". 
Bill No. 75 (Letter L-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the rebel of 
Claire Jeanne D'Arc Sagala De Montignac". 
Bill No. 76 (Letter M-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norma Maria De Montignac Des Jardins". 
Bill Ne. 77 (Letter N-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow". 
Bill No. 78 (Letter 0-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch". 
Bill No. 79 (Letter P-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone". 
Bill No. 80 (Letter Q-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Adele Kuznetz Pquette". 

And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the above-mentioned Bills were founded, 
praying for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence 
before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Martin,--That a joint committee on both Houses of Parliament be 
appointed to examine and study the operation and effects of existing legislation 
of the Parliament of Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with 
respect to old age security; similar legislation in other countries; possible 
alternative measures of old age security for Canada, with or without a means 
test for beneficiaries, including plans based on contributory insurance principles; 
the probable cost thereof and possible methods of providing therefor; the 
constitutional and financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective 
operations of such plans and other related matters: 
That 28 Members of the House of Commons, to be designated by the 
House at a later date, be members of the joint committee on the part of this 
House, and that Standing Order 65 of the House of Commons be suspended in 
relation thereto; 
That the committee have power to appoint, from among its members, 
such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable or necessary; to call for 
persons, papers and records; to sit while the House is sitting, and to report 
from time to time; 
That the committee have power to print such papers and evidence from 
day to day as may be ordered by the committee for the use of the committee 
and of Parliament, and that Standing Order 64 of the House of Commons be 
suspended in relation thereto; 
And that a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite 
with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advis- 
able, some of its members to act on the proposed joint committee. 



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And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Drew, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 28 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 27TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Twenty-seven petitions were laid on the Table. 

A Message was received from the Senate, informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 81 (Letter C of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting Crown 
Lands in the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories". 
Bill No. 82 (Letter I of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Criminal Code". 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing 
what premises in the city of Ottawa, if any, have been occupied by either the 
Department of the Secretary of State for External Affairs or the Privy Council, 
under lease or for which rental or payment for occupancy has been made since 
the first day of January, 1940. 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, documents and other papers passing between Mr. L. M. Marion and 
the Department of Transport, any Minister of the Crown, and any official or 
employee of the Government, from January 1, 1947 to date, with respect to the 
construction of a telegraph and/or telephone line between Dillon and Bult's 
House in Saskatchewan. 



176 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Gregg, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a copy of the Agreement signed 
between the Dominion and the Province of Alberta, dealing specifically with the 
settlement of Veterans in the Special Areas. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Have 
any hand grenades been manufactured in Canada during the last five years? 
2. If so, were these hand grenades manufactured for the Department of 
National Defence only? 
3. If not, were any of the hand grenades sold to firms or individuals in 
Canada? 
4. Were there any hand grenades in the possession of the Department of 
National Defence in Canada at the end of the 2nd Great War? 
5. If so, were any of these hand grenades sold, and to whom? 
6. Is it permissible for any organization, police department, individual or 
group of individuals to be in possession of hand grenades in Canada? 
And also,---Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a 
Return showing:--l. What quantity of crude oil was imported into Canada, 
and from which countries, during the years 1947, 1948 and 19497 
2. At what places of entry into Canada was same imported? 
3. Is there any charge or tax imposed on the importation of such oil, and 
if so, how much? 
4. Did Canada export any oil during the years 1947, 1948 and 1949, and 
if so, to what countries? 
5. Is there any duty, tax or other charge on e.rude oil exported to the 
U.S.A.? If so, how much, and when was same imposed? 

Mr. Lapointe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, for Mr. Rinfret, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. How many post office boxes are available for rental in the Post 
Office at Dryden, Ontario? 
2. Are there any unfilled requests for post office boxes at this office? If so, 
how many? 
3. At what date was the longest standing unfilled request for a post office 
box submitted? 
4. What plans are there for increased facilities to meet the unfilled requests 
for post office boxes at Dryden Post Office? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a copy 
of all correspondence, directives and instructions, from October 1, 1948, to date, 
in connection with the removal or change of postmaster at Elbourne, 
Saskatchewan. 

Mr. C6t (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1317, approved 
March 14, 1950: authorizing the Minister of Labour to enter into an agreement 
on behalf of the Government of Canada with each of the provinces for the 
movement and placement of persons in employment in agriculture and related 
industries, upon terms and conditions substantially in accordance with the form 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 27TH MARCH 177 

of agreement marked as Schedule One of the said Order in Council, but with 
such variations therein as the Minister of Labour may deem necessary to meet 
the requirements of the Farm Labour Programme of any province. 
He also presented,--Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for 
a copy of all directives and instructions issued to unemployment insurance 
offices, since January 1, 1949, having to do with the handling of unemployment, 
including ways and means of dealing with applications for unemployment 
insurance benefits; advice as to the meaning of the words "suitable employ- 
ment"; any special directives or instructions with reference to displaced persons, 
and any other related matters. 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. St. Laurent, it was resolved,- 
That on Monday, the 27th of March instant, and on Wednesday, the 29th of 
March instant, Government Notices of Motions and Government Orders shall 
have precedence over all business except the introduction of Bills, Questions 
and Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
Divorce Bills on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting 
of the House:- 
Bill No. 55 {Letter E of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting The 
Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company".--Mr. Lesage. 
Bill No. 57 {Letter T-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 58 (Letter U-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Fred Marcus".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 59 {Letter V-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Belva Rubin Bercusson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 60 (Letter W-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Reginald E. Martin".--Mr. Wikler. 
Bill No. 61 (Letter X-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Moore Holland Towers".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 62 (Letter Y-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Benditsky Kursner Kobernick".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 63 {Letter Z-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 64 (Letter A-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helene Eugenie Hortense Holmes Said".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 65 (Letter B-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Amanda Doris Drachler Segalowitz, otherwise known as Amanda Doris 
Drachler Selton".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 66 (Letter C-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Florence Druckman Oliver".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 67 (Letter D-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Albert Gedeon Martin".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 68 (Letter E-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Brardel Avrutick Cutler".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 69 (Letter F-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Freda Geraldine Rodgers".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 70 (Letter G-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hattie May Dawson Wood".---Mr. Winkler. 



178 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 71 (Letter H-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 72 (Letter I-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 73 (Letter J-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clifford Willis Collins".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 74 (Letter K-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alfred Beatty Harris".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 75 (Letter L-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clair Jeanne D'Arc Sagala De Montignac".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 76 (Letter M-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nora Maria De Montignac Des Jardins".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 77 (Letter N-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 78 (Letter 0-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 79 (Letter P-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone".--Mr Winkler. 
Bill No. 80 (Letter Q-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Adele Kuznetz Paquette".--Mr. Winkler. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Noseworthy:--l. What is the amount of compulsory savings 
returned to the Canadian people during the months of January to June inclusive, 
1949? 
2. What is the amount of compulsory savings returned to the Canadian 
people in each of the six months January to June inclusive, in 1945, 1946, 1947 
and 1948? 
3. What is the amount of compulsory savings returned to the Canadian 
people in each of the six months July to December inclusive, in each year, 1945, 
1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
4. What is the amount refunded on over-paid income tax in each of the 
six months January to June inclusive, 19497 
5. What is the amount of over-paid income taxes returned to the Canadian 
people in each of the six months January to June inclusive, in 1945, 1946, 1947 
and 1948? 
6. What is the amount of over-paid income taxes returned to the Canadian 
people in each of the six months July to December inclusive, in each year, 1945. 
1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
7. What is the amount of payments made directly by the Department of 
National Revenue to Canadian citizens during the six months January to June 
inclusive, 1949, for reasons other than the refunding of compulsory savings 
and over-paid income taxes? 
Mr. McCann, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Hodgson:--l. What was the cost of the site of the proposed Printing 
Bureau in Hull, Quebec? 
2. From whom was the land purchased and how much did each receive? 
3. What is the total cost to date for surveys, architect's fees? 



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4. What is the estimated further expenditure required to complete this 
project? 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Black (Cumberland) :--1. How many licences did the Government, 
or the Department of the Secretary of State of Canada authorize the Composers, 
Authors and Publishers Association of Canada Limited, Toronto, to issue in 
Canada in 1949? 
2. What was the total amount collected for the issuance of these licences? 
3. What was the total amount collected by the Composers, Authors and 
Publishers Association of Canada Limited, in 1949, by way of fees, charges, 
royalties and other imposts? 
4. What was the total amount collected in 1949 by the Government in 
connection with such licences, fees, charges, royalties and other imposts? 
5. Have increased charges been authorized for 1950 over previous years? 
Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Higgins:--l. Have plans been made by the government to erect 
a federal public building or buildings in St. John's, Newfoundland? 
2. If so, (a) for how many buildings; (b) in what locations? 
By Mr. Green:--1. Which postal stations and letter carrier depots in 
Vancouver are held under lease? 
2. What are the street addresses of such postal stations and letter carrier 
depots? 
3. Who are the lessors named in the respective leases? 
4. What persons signed such leases as or on behalf of the respective lessors? 
5. What is the annual rental payable under each such lease? 
6. To whom are such rentals now payable? 
7. What are the respective dates of such leases and for what periods of 
time do they run? 

The following Address vas voted to His Excellency the Governor 
General: -- 
By Mr. Browne (St. John's West):--Address to His Excellency the Gover- 
nor General for a copy of all correspondence, documents and other papers 
relating to the agreement recently made between the Government of Canada 
and the Government of the United States, or any aviation companies of the 
United States, for the use o Gander Airport. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill .No. 16, An Act to amend 
The Agricultural Products Act; 
Mr. Gardiner moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon; 
Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Bryce, moved in amendment thereto : --That 
Bill No. 16 be not now read a second time but that it be resolved that in the 
opinion of this House consideration should be given to the introducing of a 



180 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

permanent agricultural products export act which would provide for the setting 
up of an export board, to fill present contracts, negotiate future contracts, and 
develop new markets abroad for surplus agricultural products. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed amend- 
ment; it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Gillis, Knowles, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Beyerstein, Hatfield, Low, North), 
Blackmore, Herridge, MacInnis, Thatcher, 
Bryce, Johnston, Noseworthy, Thomas, 
Coldwell, Jones, Quelch, Wright, 
Fair, Knight, Shaw, Wylie--23. 

IAYS 

Messrs. 

kdamson, Dickey, Isnor, Murphy, 
Anderson, Diefenbaker, James, Murray (Oxford), 
Applewhaite, Dion, Jutras, Murray (Cariboo), 
Ashbourne, Douglas, Kent, Mutch, 
Bater, Drew, Kirk (Antigonish- Pearkes, 
Belzile, Dumas, Guysborough), Pearson, 
Bennett, Eyre, Kirk Digby- Poulin, 
Bertrand, Fauteux, Yarmouth), Pouliot, 
Black (Cumberland), Ferrie, LaCroix, Proudfoot, 
Blair, Fol]well, Lafontaine, Prudham, 
Blanchette, Fournier (Hull), Laing, Roberge, 
Boisvert, Fulford, Langlois (Gasp), Robinson, 
Boivin, Gardiner, Lapointe, Rooney, 
Boucher, Garson, Leger, Ross (Souris), 
Bradette, Gauthier Lennard, Sinclair, 
Bradley, (Lac-St. Jean), Little, Sinnott. 
Brooks, Gauthier (Sudbury), Macdonald Smith (Calgary 
Browne (St. John's Gauthier (Lapointe), (Edmonton East), West), 
West), Gauthier (Portneuf), Macdonnell Smith (Queens- 
13runeau, George, (Greenwood}, Shelburne), 
By rne, Gibson, MacDougall, Smith (Moose 
Campney, Goode, MacKenzie, Mountain), 
Carter, Gosselin, MacLean (Cape Stanfie!d. 
Casselman, Gour (Russell), Breton North Stewart (Yorkton) 
Catherwood, Gourd (Chapleau), and Victoria), Stick, 
Cauchon, Green, MacNaught, Studer, 
Cavers, Gregg, McCann, Tremblay, 
Charlton, Harkness, McCulloch, Tustin, 
Chevrier, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McG,egor, Viau, 
Clark, Harrison, McIlraith, Ward, 
Cleaver, Healy, McLean (Huron- Warren, 
Corry, Helme, Perth), Weaver, 
Cbt (Matapedia- Hetland, McLure, Weir, 
Matane), Higgins, McWilliam, Welbourn, 
C6t (Verdun- Hodgson, Martin, White (Middlesex 
La Salle), Homuth, Matthews, East), 
Croll, Hosking, Mayhew, Whiteside, 
Darroch, Howe, Mitchell, Whitman, 
Decore, Huffman, Mort, Winkler, 
Dewar, Wood--143. 



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And the question being put on the main motion; it was agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 17, An Act to 
amend The Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944; 
Mr. Gardiner moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon; 
Mr. Argue, seconded by Mr. Thatcher, moved in amendment thereto:-- 
That Bill No. 17 be not now read a second time but that it be resolved that in 
the opinion of this House consideration should be given to the introducing of 
legislation to amend the Agricultural Prices Support Act so as to provide that 
floor prices should be established at such levels as to guarantee to producers 
a price-cost relationship not less favourable than that prevailing in the period 
1944-48. 

And the Debate continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. Wright, 
adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 29 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 28TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Thirteen 10etitions were laid on the Table. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 83 (Letter U-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Precious Metals Marking Act, 1946". 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twentieth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 27 severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standi.ng Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:M 
Of Leo Berger of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Graziella Bouliane Berger.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda) Lecomte Bolduc, now residing in 
Montreal, P.Q., wife of Fernand Thomas Bolduc of Mont Tremblant, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Margaret Irene Sinden Brown, now residing in Langton, Ontario, wife 
of Arnold Walter Brown of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Andrew Cerat of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Irene Lerner Cerat.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Edna Rosaline Casavant Dufresne, now residing in Calgary, Alberta, wife 
of Conrad Paul Dufresne of Montreal, P.Q.-Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine, now residing in Coldwater, Ontario, 
wife of Edward Earl Fine of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Theodore Levasseur of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jeannette Gagnon 
Levasseur.--Mr. Winkler. 



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Of J. Lucien Alphonse Martel of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Gabrielle 
Marotte Martel.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of John Neufville Badgley Shaw of Westmount, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Jean Paul Verret of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Simonne Paquin Verret. 
---Mr. Winkler. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twenty-first Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petition pre- 
sented on March 27, and finds that all the requirements of Standing Order 68 
have been complied with, viz:-- 
Of Frank S. Johnson of Montreal, P.Q., Curtis H. Chipman of Bedford, 
Nova Scotia and George B. Robertson of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for an Act to 
incorporate United Security Insurance Company.--Mr. Dickey. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twenty-second Report of 
the Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions 
presented on March 27, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Olive 
Miriam Louise Sharples Aird.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Alberta Lomas McLeod Archibald, now residing in Westmount, P.Q., 
wife of William Cecil Archibald of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Blanche IrSne Aurore Schryer Batryn, wife of Dennis Batryn of Mont- 
real, P.Q.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane, now residing in Montreal, P.Q., wife of 
Ronald Alexander Blane of Verdun, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ruth Dsire Morrissette Chevalier, wife of Jean Paul Chevalier of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mabel Stacey Delorimier, now residing in the United States of America, 
wife of John Delorimier of Caughnawaga, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marie Lontine Juliette Henriette GiguSre Fiset, wife of Joseph Alfred 
Rolland Fiset of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Clara Rosen Freedman, now residing in Outremont, P.Q., wife of Louis 
Freedman of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Lilian Ferguson Gardner, now residing in England, wife of George 
Gardner of Montreal, P.Q.Mr. Winkler. 
Of Pete Mykytiuk alias Petro Mykietiuk of Montreal, P.Q., husband of 
Sofia Ostofsczuk Mykytiuk, now residing in the United States of America.- 
Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mabel Pearl Speirs Lazor, now residing in Outremont, P.Q., wife of 
Maurice Lazor of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Maurice Lemieux of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Jeanne Roch 
Lemieux.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Ral Lvesque of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Florence Howison 
Lvesque.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of IrSne Meloche Moquin, wife of Rosario Moquin of Montreal, P.Q.-- 
Mr. Winkler. 



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Of Hilda Brooks Nangreaves, wife of Frederick Harry Nangreaves of 
Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marie Lucille Gis61e Roy Veilleux, now residing in Beauceville, P.Q., 
wife of Adrien Veilleux of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Cotincil, laid before the House,-- 
Copy of a General Order made by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada 
on the 23rd day of March, 1950, amending the Rules of Practice of the Supreme 
Court of Canada, as required by section 104(4) of the Supreme Court Act, 
R.S.C., 1927, Chapter 35, as amended. (English and French). 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy. lublished in the Canada Gazette during the leriod March 19, 
1950 to March 25, 1950 inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the 
Naval Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were respectively read the first time, 
and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 81 (Letter C of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting Crown 
Lands in the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories".--Mr. Winters. 
Bill No. 82 (Letter I of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Criminal Code".--Mr. Garson. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Gardiner: That Bill No. 17, An Act to amend The Agricultural Prices Sup- 
port Act, 1944, be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Argue, seconded by Mr. Thatcher, in 
amendment thereto:--That Bill No. 17 be not now read a second time but that it 
be resolved that in the opinion of this House consideration should be given to the 
introducing of legislation to amend the Agricultural Prices Support Act so as 
to lrovide that floor lrices should be established at such levels as to guarantee 
to producers a price-cost relationship not less favourable than that prevailing in 
the period 1944-48. 
And after still further Debate, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment, it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Blair, Catherwood, Fair, 
Argue, Brooks, Charlton, Fleming, 
Aylesworth, Browne (St. John's Coldwell, Fraser, 
Balcer, West), Courtemanche, Fulton, 
Beyerstein, Bryce, Coyle, Gillis, 
Black (Cumberland), Cardiff, Diefenbaker, Green, 
Blackmore, Casselman, Drew. Hansell, 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 28TH MARCH 187 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

By unanimous consent Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now 
leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again into Committee of Ways 
and Means. 

And a Debate arising thereon; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Macdonnell (Greenwood), adjourned. 

By leave of the House, Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
laid before the House,--Budget Papers 1950-51: Part I--Economic Indicators; 
Part II---Review of Government Accounts 1949-50. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 56, An Act to amend 
The Continuation of Transitional Measures Act, 1947; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Drew, adjourned. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Motions" under "Routine Proceedings". 

Mr. Harris, a Member of the King's Privy Council, then laid before the 
House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1606, approved March 28, 1950: respect- 
ing the entry to or landing in Canada of Enem.v Aliens, and also revoking 
Order in Council P.C. 4850, approved November 26, 1947. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 16, An Act to amend The Agricultural Products Act. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three o'clock, p.m. 



190 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Georges Poirier of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Juliette Gingras alias 
Juliette Andre Barrett alias Juliette Barrette Poirier.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Sarah Jane Greeley Smith, wife of Abram Smith of St. John's, New- 
foundland.--Mr. Winkler. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twenty-fourth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 28, and finds that all the requirements of Standing Order 68 
have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Henry Richard Earl, and others of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for an Act 
to incorpgrate Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company.-Mr. McCusker. 
Of Wilfrid Laurier Esson and others of Toronto, Ontario, for an Act to 
incorporate The Canadian Commerce Insurance Company.--Mr. Robinson. 

Mr. Winters, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--Report by J. D. Woods and Gordon Limited, dated March 22, 1950, on a 
survey made of the Organization and Business Administration of the National 
Film Board. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the KinK's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Sixth Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Export Credits Insurance 
Corporation for the year ended December 31, 1949. 

Mr. C6t6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1178, approved 
March 10, 1950: amending the Unemployment Insurance Commission Regula- 
tions, 1949. (English and French). 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 22. 1950, for a Reurn showin:--l. What is 
the amount paid out by the Federal Government for old age lensions during 
each of the months January to June inclusive, 1949? 
2. What is the amount paid out by the Federal Government for old age 
pensions during each of the six months January to June inclusive, in 1945, 1946, 
1947 and 1948? 
3. What is the amount Ioaid out by the Federal Government for old age 
pensions in each of the six months July to December inclusive, in each year, 
1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949? 
4. What is the amount paid out in pensions to the blind during each of the 
six months January to June inclusive, 19497 
5. What is the amount paid out in pensions to the blind for each of the six 
months January to June inclusive, in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 
1948? 
6. What is the amount paid out in pensions to the blind for each of th 
six months July to December in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 am 
1949? 
7. What is the amount paid out for family allowances in each of the months 
January to June inclusive, 1949? 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 29TH MARCH 191 

8. What is the amount paid out for family allowances during each of the 
months January to June inclusive, for the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948? 
9. What is the amount paid out for family allowances in each of the months 
July to December in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 19497 
10. What is the amount of any other direct payments made to Canadian 
citizens by the Department of National Health and Welfare during each of the 
months January to June inclusive, 1949, for reasons other than family allow- 
ances, old age pensions and pensions for the blind? 

The following Bill. from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 83 (Letter U-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Precious Metals Marking Act, 1946."--Mr. Howe. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. What was the total amount paid out in family allow- 
ances from April 1, 1946, to March 31, 1949, or during the nearest three-year 
period thereto for which records are available? 
2. What was the total cost of administration of family allowances, not 
including payments covered by question 1, for the same three-year period? 
3. What percentage did said total cost of administration bear to the total 
amount of allowances paid out? 
4. What was the total amount paid out in old age pensions, including the 
federal and provincial portions thereof, from April 1, 1946, to March 31, 1949, 
or during the nearest three-year period thereto for which records are available? 
5. What was the total cost of administration of old age pensions, not includ- 
ing pensions paid as covered by question 4, but including both federal and 
provincial administration costs, for the same three-year period? 
6. What percentage did said total cost of administration bear to the total 
amount of pensions paid out? 

By Mr. Hatfield:--l. What quantity of vegetable oil per month was 
imported into Canada in the year 1949? 
2. What countries was this oil imported from? 
3. Are there restrictions against the importation of vegetable oil? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Hatfield:--l. Do the importers of vegetable oil for the manufacture 
of oleo margarine require a permit from the Import Branch or Finance 
Department? 
2. What amount of American dollars was furnished to the manufacturer 
of oleo margarine for the importation of vegetable oils? 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH 193 

No. 31 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMON8 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

One petition was laid on the Table. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 84 (Letter F of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting United 
Grain Growers Limited". 
Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada". 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed 
the following Bills, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 54, An Act to amend The Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944. 
Bill No. 17, An Act to amend The Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944. 
Bill No. 56, An Act to amend The Continuation of Transitional Measures 
Act, 1947. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twenty-fifth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petitions pre- 
sented on March 29 severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a 
divorce and to dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68 have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier, wife of G6rald Haddon Bernier of Mont- 
real, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of George Emile Bernier of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Ald6a G61inas 
Bernier.--Mr. Winkler. 



194 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Bertha Marks Cohen, wife of Louis Cohen of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Allan Gowans of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Evelyn Ruth Elliott 
Gowans.Mr. Winkler. 
Of Jack Harold Frederick Grater of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Beatrice 
Evelyn Dubac Grater.--Mr. Wlnkler. 
Of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley, wife of Norman Grisley of Montreal, 
P.Q.Mr. Winkler. 
Of Josephine Macdonald Parizon, wife of Michael Parizon of Montreal, 
P.Q.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Eileen Ethel Porter Phillips, wife of Stanley Charles Phillips of Mont- 
real, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie, now residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, wife of 
John Runcie of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marion Leonard Ryan, of Bromptonville, P.Q., husband of Anne Swain 
Ryan, now residing in Sherbrooke, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Anna Patiris Sarakinis, wife of James Sarakinis of Verdun, P.Q.---Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin, now residing in Sherbrooke, P.Q., wife 
of George Arthur Sarrasin of Coaticook, P.Q.Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Lewis Benjamin Wyman of Dorval, P.Q., husband of Pearl Lawton 
Wyman, now residing in Verdun, P.Q.---Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Ermenegildo Agnoli of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Teresa Favero Agnoli, 
now residing in Italy.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan, now residing in the United States of 
America, wife of Francis Edward Allan of Dorval, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Birute Elena Vaitkunaite Akstinas, wife of Juozas Akstinas of Mont- 
real. P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Emma DeLaRonde Bell, now residing in Caughnawaga, P.Q., wife of 
John Joseph Bell of Montreal, P.Q.---Mr. Winkler. 
Of Pierre Bouchard of Montreal, P.Q., husband of. Lucille Sasseville 
Bouchard.--Mr Wnkler. 
Of Agnes Mary Binnie Bullock, now residing in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, 
P.Q., wife of Th6odore Lafleur Bullock of Montreal, P.Q.--Mr. Wnkler. 
Of Mary Muriel Fagan-Larman Jarry, now residing in Mount Royal, P.Q., 
wife of G6rard Roland Raoul Jarry of Beaurepaire, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Richard M. Johnston of St. Henri de Mascouche, P.Q., husband of Alice 
Margaret Findlay Johnston.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Maida Maria Howard Martin, wife of Joseph Sylvester Martin of 
Quebec, P.Q.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Cyrile Orance Horence Presseau of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jeanne 
Biron Presseau.--Mr. Winkler. 
Of Marguerite Carmen Samson Wrigglesworth, wife of Thomas George 
Wrigglesworth of Westmount, P.Q. Mr. Winkler. 
Of Rolande Dumas Fritsch, vife of Franz Fritsch of Iontreal, P.Q.---Mr. 
Winkler. 
Of Roger Parent of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Jeannette Morin Parent, 
address unknown.--Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a Return showing:-- 
1. Has the Canadian Government made any financial contributions towards 
the construction costs of bridges betveen Canada and the United States of 
Ame,-ica  



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2. If so, (a) where are these bridges located; (b) when were they con- 
structed; (c) what amounts of money were contributed to each by the Cana- 
dian Government? 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Cou_ncil, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Has the 
government received requests from any provinces or municipalities for assist- 
ance in meeting unemployment relief costs since January 1, 19507 
2. If so, frown what provinces and what municipalities have these requests 
been received? 
3. What reply or replies has the government given to these requests? 

Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What sections were ruled ineligible for payment under P.F.A.A. 
in 1949 in Township 36, Range 7, West of the 3rd Meridian? 
2. What was the average yield of these sections? 
3. How many sections, if any, had less than 10 bushels per acre? 
4. Under what section of the Prairie Farm Assistance Act were these 
sections declared ineligible? 
5. Under what section of the Act was the remainder of the township 
declared eligible? 
6. What townships or parts of townships adjoining Township 36, Range 7, 
West of the 3rd Meridian were eligible for P.F.A.A. payments? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a 
Return showing:--l. How many hog graders are employed by the Department 
of Agriculture? 
2. What are the different positions in this service? 
3. At what places are they employed? 
4. How often are they changed to different plants? 
5. How many have served in one plant (a) 1 year; (b) 2 years; (c) 3 years; 
(d) over 3 years? 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Browne 
(St. John's Vest), be substituted for that of Mr. Adamson on the Sessional Com- 
mittee on Railways and Shipping owned, operated and controlled by the 
Government. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Ward be 
substituted for that of Mr. Weaver on the Standing Committee on Railways, 
Canals and Telegraph Lines. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Chevrier, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 86, An Act respecting the appointment of Auditors for National 
Railways, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at 
the next sitting of the House. 



196 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. McCann, by leave of the House, introduced a Bill, No. 87, An Act to 
amend The Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 1912, and The Ontario Boun- 
daries Extension Act, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second 
reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
B.v Mr. Fulton:--l. What sums have been paid out for benevolent work, by 
provinces, by the Army Benevolent Fund in each year since its inception in 
1947, to date? 
2. What sums have been paid out for the same purposes in the same period, 
by provinces, by the Navy Benevolent Fund? 
3. What sums have been paid out for the same purposes in the same period, 
by provinces, by the Air Force Benevolent Fund? 

By Mr. Hodgson:--l. What sums of money, as (a) salary: (b) expenses, 
were paid to General A. G. L. McNaughton, during the year 1949, as (1} Cana- 
dian Representative of United Nations Atomic Energy Commission: (2) Com- 
missioner of the International Joint Commission (3} Canadian Chairman of 
the Permanent Joint Board on Defense; (4) Chairman of the Security Council 
of the United Nations? 
2. What Income Tax was paid to the Government of Canada in respect 
of such salaries and expenses? 
3. What is General McNaughton paid, as (a) salary; (b) expenses, as 
Commissioner of the International Joint Commission? 
4. What does General A. G. L. McNaughton receive by way of pension as 
a retired officer of the Canadian Permanent Forces? 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. St. Laurent, it was resolved,- 
That when this House adjourns on Wednesday, the 5th April, it stand adjourned 
until Monday, the 17th April, next. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull}, for Mr. Chevrier, moved,--That the House do go into 
Committee of the Whole, at the next sitting of the House, to consider the 
following proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Railway Act 
to increase the annual grant to The Grade Crossing Fund from $500,000 to 
$1,000,000 for six consecutive years from April 1, 1951. 

Whereupon, Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it 
to the House. 

Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Martin,--That a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed 
to examine and study the operation and effects of existing legislation of the 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH 197 

Parliament of Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with respect to 
old age security; similar legislation in other countries; possible alternative 
measures of old age security for Canada, with or without a means test for 
beneficiaries, including plans based on contributory insurance principles; the 
probable cost thereof and possible methods of providing therefor; the con- 
stitutional and financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective opera- 
tions of such plans and other related matters: 
That 28 Members of the House of Commons, to be designated by the 
House at a later date, be members of the joint committee on the part of this 
House, and that Standing Order 65 of the House of Commons be suspended in 
relation thereto; 
That the committee have power to appoint, from among its members, 
such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable or necessary; to call for 
persons, papers and records; to sit while the House is sitting, and to report 
from time to time; 
That the committee have power to print such papers and evidence from 
day to day as may be ordered by the committee for the use of the committee 
and of Parliament, and that Standing Order 64 of the House of Commons be 
suspended in relation thereto; 
And that a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite 
with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advis- 
able, some of its members to act on the proposed joint committee. 

And the Debate continuing; 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the House the following letter which he had 
received: -- 

GOVERNMENT HOUSE 
OTTAWA 

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL 

March 30, 1950. 
SIR,--I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Thibaudeau 
Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the 
Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, Thursday, the 
30th March, at 5.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain 
Bills. 
I have the honour to be, 
Sir, 
Your obedient servant, 
J. F. DELAUTE, 
Assistant Secretary to the Governor General. 
The Honourable 
The Speaker of the House of Commons, 
Ottawa. 



198 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

A Message was received from the Right Honourable Thibaudeau Rinfret, 
Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor 
General, desiring the immediate attendance of the House in the Senate 
Chamber. 

Accordingly Mr. Speaker with the House went to the Senate Chamber: 
And being returned: 

Mr. Speaker reported that His Honour the Right Honourable the Deputy 
Governor General had been pleased to give in, His Majesty's name, the 
Royal Assent to the following Bills:- 
An Act to amend The Agricultural Products Act. 
An Act to amend The Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944. 
An Act to amend The Continuation of Transitional Measures Act, 1947. 
An Act to amend The Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the 
purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway Company of shares of the capital stock 
of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway Company". 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed Motion of Mr. 
Martin,--That a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed to 
examine and study the operation and effects of existing legislation of the 
Parliament of Canada and of the several provincial legislatures with respect 
to old age security: similar legislation in other countries; possible alternative 
measures of old age security for Canada, with or without a means test for 
beneficiaries, including plans based on contributory insurance principles; the 
probable cost thereof and possible methods of providing therefor: the con- 
stitutional and financial adjustments, if any, required for the effective opera- 
tions of such plans and other related matters; 
That 28 Members of the House of Commons, to be designated by the 
House at a later date, be members of the joint committee on the part of this 
House, and that Standing Order 65 of the House of Commons be suspended in 
relation thereto; 
That the committee have power to appoint, from among its members, 
such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable or necessary; to call for 
persons, papers and records; to sit while the House is sitting, and to report 
from time to time; 
That the committee have power to print such papers and evidence from 
day to day as may be ordered by the committee for the use of the committee 
and of Parliament, and that Standing Order 64 of the House of Commons be 
suspended in relation thereto; 
And that a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite 
with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advis- 
able, some of its members to act on the proposed joint committee. 
After still further Debate; the question being put on the said motion, it 
was agreed to. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 31sT MARCH 201 

No. 32 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 31sT MARCH, 1950 

PRAYERS. 
Mr. Speaker laid on the Table,--Report from the Civil Service Commission 
respecting revisions in classifications of Officials of the House of Commons. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twenty-sixth Report of the 
Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petition 
presented on March 30, and finds that, while this petition complies with all 
the requirements of Standing Order 68, it has been presented after the time 
specified by Standing Order 92, and, for this reason, it should not be received, 
namely: 
Of James Wilton Sutcliffe and others of Kenora, Ontario, and Edwin Lionel 
Holmes of Keewatin, Ontario, for an Act to grant a charter to the petitioners as 
a corporation having among its objects to encourage the organization, federation 
and affiliation of Kinsmen Clubs throughout Canada.--Mr. Benidickson. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that. tle  
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House- 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 89 (Letter H of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to provide-for- 
the Publication of Statutory Regulations". 
Bill No. 90 (Letter T-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Northwest Territories Power Commission Act". 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National: 
Defence, presented reply to inquiry made by the Honourable Member for 
Vancouver-Quadra (Mr. Green), March 30, concerning accommodation for- 
personnel of the Royal Canadian Air Force at Sea Island. 



202 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

On motion of Mr. Weir, it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Drew be 
substituted for that of Mr. Browne (St. John's West), on the Special Com- 
mittee on Railways and Shipping owned, operated and controlled by the 
Government. 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the 
purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway Company of shares of the capital stock 
of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway Company".--Mr. Pnard. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, and progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again 
at the next sitting of the House. 

A Message was received from the Senate acquainting this House that the 
Senate doth unite with the House of Commons in the appointment of a Joint 
Committee of both Houses of Parliament to examine and study the operation 
and effects of existing legislation of the Parliament of Canada and of the 
several provincial legislatures with respect to old age security; similar legisla- 
tion in other countries; possible alternative measures of old age security for 
Canada, with or without a means test for beneficiaries, including plans based " 
on contributory insurance principles; the probable cost thereof and possible 
methods of providing therefor the constitutional and financial adjustments, if 
any, required for the effective operations of such plans and other related 
matters; 
That the following Senators had been appointed to act on behalf of the 
Senate on the said Joint Committee, namely, the Honourable Senators Burke, 
Doone, Fallis, Farquhar, Ferland, Horner, Hurtubise, King, Leger, Moraud, 
Stevenson and Vaillancourt. 
That the Committee have lower to aoint, from among its members, such 
sub-committees as may be deemed advisable or necessary; that the Committee 
have power to send for persons, palers and records: that the Committee be 
empowered to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate, and to 
report from time to time; 
That the Committee have power to print such papers and evidence from 
day to day as may be ordered by the Committee for the use of the Committee 
and of Parliament, and that Rule 100 of the Senate be suspended in relation 
thereto. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 
8 P.M. 
(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 
The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Maybank: That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, 
be now read the second time. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 3RD APRIL 205 

No. 33 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 3RD APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce), a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid 
before the House,--List of Indians enfranchised under the Indian Act, Chapter 
98, R...C., 1927, during the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950, indicating the 
amount of money paid to each Indian enfranchised, as required by Section 
113 of the Indian Act. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What was 
the cost of operation of the Military Carol0 at Tracadie, New Brunswick, during 
the vast winter, for (a) army Day; (b} SUlOlalies? 
2. Were tenders called for providing supplies? If so, (a) what was the 
amount of each tender; (b} who received the contract? 
3. If not, how were the supplies purchased and from whom? 

Mr. Belzile, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House,--Copies of Orders in Council passed under the provisions of the 
Bretton Woods Agreement Act, 1945, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 1265, approved March 10, 1950: approving on behalf 
of Canada, pursuant to Section 2(a) of Article IV of Articles of Agreement of 
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the use by the 
Bank in the making of loans by it for the purposes set forth in the Articles of 
an additional amount not to exceed the equivalent of Two Million Dollars of 
the eighteen per cent of the subscription of Canada to the Capital Stock of 
the Bank which has been paid to the Bank in the currency of Canada as pro- 
vided in Section 7(i) of Article II of the said Articles. 



206 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Order in Council P.C. 1256, approved March 10, 1950: providing that there 
be issued at par to the International Monetary Fund in substitution for that 
portion of Canadian dollars subscribed by Canada and held by the Fund which 
exceeds 1 per cent of Canada's quota, non-negotiable, non-interest bearing 
notes of Canada payable on demand, up to an additional aggregate principal 
amount not exceeding $30,000,000. 

On motion of Mr. Benidickson it was ordered,--That the petition of James 
Wilton Sutcliffe, of Kenora, Ontario, and others, for an Act respecting Kinsmen 
Clubs throughout Canada, presented on March 30, 1950, together with the 
report of the Clerk of Petitions made thereon on March 31, 1950, be referred 
to the Standing Committee on Standing Orders for such recommendations as 
may be deemed advisable. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved,--That the Report from the Civil Service 
Commission respecting revisions in classification of officials of the House of 
Commons, tabled on 31st March, 1950, be approved. 
And the question being put on the said motiom it was 
ollows:-- 

agreed to, as 
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF CANADA 
MARCH 17, 1950. 

ro 
THE HONOURABLE THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 
The Civil Service Commission have the honour to submit the following 
report for the consideration and approval of the House of Commons. 
In accordance with the provisions of Sections 61 and 12 of the Civil Service 
Act, the Civil Service Commission recommends that the following changes in 
compensation be approved effective from October 1, 1949. 
That the compensation for the class-- 
JOINT LAW CLERK, HOUSE OF COMMONS 
which is at present: 
Annual: $6000 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $6900 
It is also recommended, under Section 59 of the Civil Service Act, that the 
class Joint Law Clerk, House of Commons be exempt from Section 12(2) of 
the Act in so far as the establishment of a salary range is concerned. 
That the compensation for the class-- 
EDITOR OF DEBATES AND CHIEF OF REPORTING BRANCH 
which is at present: 
Annual: $5100 5400 5700 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $5400 5700 6000 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 3RD APRIL 207 

That the compensation for the class-- 
EDITOR OF FRENCH DEBATES AND CHIEF OF FRENCH REPORTING 
STAFF 
which is at present: 
Annual: $4740 4920 5100 5340 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $5100 5400 5700 

That the compensation for the class-- 
ASSISTANT EDITOR OF FRENCH DEBATES 
which is at present: 
Annual: $3300 3420 3540 3660 3780 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $4140 4260 4380 4500 4620 

39OO 

4740 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF OF ENGLISH JOURNALS 
which is at present: 
Annual: $5100 5400 5700 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $5400 5700 6000 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF OF FRENCH JOURNALS 
which is at present: 
Annual: $4440 4620 4800 5040 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $4740 4920 5100 5340 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF OF COMMITTEES AND PRIVATE BILLS BRANCH 
which is at present: 
Annual: $5100 5400 5700 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $5400 5700 6000 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF OF ORDERS AND NOTICES 
which is at present: 
Annual: $4140 4260 4380 
For the present incumbent only. 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $5100 5400 5700 

4500 4620 4740 



208 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF OF HOUSE OF COMMONS STENOGRAPHIC BRANCH 
which is at present: 
Annual: $3480 3600 3720 3840 3960 4080 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $3780 3900 4020 4140 4260 4380 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF OF PAGES 
which is at present: 
Annual: $2040 2100 2160 2220 2280 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $2280 2340 2400 2460 2520 2580 

That the compensation for the class-- 
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF PAGES 
which is at 13resent: 
Annual: $1680 1740 1800 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $1860 1920 1980 

1860 1920 1980 

2040 2100 2160 2220 2280 

That the compensation for the class-- 
SENIOR PAGE 
which is at present: 
Annual: $1380 1440 1500 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $1680 1740 1800 1860 1920. 

That the compensation for the class-- 
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF EQUIPMENT, PURCHASER AND STOREKEEPER 
which is at present: 
Annual: $1980 2040 2100 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $2160 2220 2280 2340 2400 2460 

That the compensation for the class-- 
CHIEF REPAIRMAN 
which is at present: 
Annual: $2160 2280 2400 2520 2580 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $2460 2580 2700 2760 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 3RD APRIL 209 

That the compensation for the class-- 
ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR OF CHAR SERVICE 
which is at 10resent: 
Annual: $1980 2040 2100 
be revised to read as follows: 
Annual: $2160 2220 2280 2340 2400 

2460 

It is also recommended that the following new class be established: 
PARLIAMENTARY RECEPTIONIST 
Compensation: 
Annual: $2160 2280 2400 2460 

It is recommended that the following changes in title only be approved: 
CLERK OF SESSIONAL PAPERS 
to 
CHIEF OF PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS 
ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF DEBATES AND REPORTER 
to 
ASSISTANT EDITOR OF DEBATES AND REPORTER--To apply to future 
incumbents only. 

Pos. Ref. No. 
HC-C-10 
HC-C-90 
HC-C-91 
HC-C-86 

Under Section 9 of the Civil Service Act, it is recommended that the organi- 
zation of the House of Commons be changed as follows, effective October 1, 
1949: 
Present Classification Proposed Classification 
Parliamentary Confidential Parliamentary Receptionist 
Messenger $1,860-$2,280. $2,160-$2,460. 

HC-C-240 

HC-C-146 
HC-C-28 

Assistant Parliamentary 
Reporter, House of Commons 
$3,480-$4,080. 
Clerk, Grade 4, $2,280-$2,580. 

Assistant Postmaster 
House of Commons 
$2,460-$2,820. 
Principal Clerk 
$2,580-$3,060. 

Parliamentary Reporter, 
House of Commons 
$4,140-$4,740. 
Principal Clerk 
$2,580-$3,060. 
Principal Clerk 
$2,580-$3,060. 

Supervising Clerk 
$3,060-$3,360. 

It is recommended that when position HC-C-146 is reclassified to Principal 
Clerk the class Assistant Postmaster, House of Commons be abolished. 

It is also recommended that position HC-C-144, Clerk, Grade 4, be trans- 
ferred from the Post Office Branch to the Members' Stenographers' Branch. 



210 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE Vl 

Under Section 59 of the Civil Service Act, it is recommended that the 
following be approved: 
That position HC-C-144, Clerk, Grade 4, be exempt from Section 13 
of the Act in order to provide for the permanent appointment of Miss 
Germaine Charron at the maximum of the class, $2,580 per annum, 
effective March 1, 1950, but that in all other respects the position be subject 
to the provisions of the Civil Service Act. 
That positions HC-C-42, 44 and 50, Committee Clerk, ($3,480-$4,080), 
be exempt from Section 13 of the Act in order that Messrs. A. L. Burgess, 
A. Plouffe and A. Chasse may be paid at the maximum of the class, $4,080 
per annum, but that in all other respects the positions be subject to the 
provisions of the Civil Service Act. 
That Messrs. Win. Harris, J. Davis, S. Landry and J. McKenzie be paid 
a salary of $2,160 per annum and that Messrs. W. J. Lytle and J. F. Simpson 
be paid a salary of $3,060 per annum. 
C. H. BLAND, 
Chairman. 
S. G. NELSON, 
Commissioner. 
A. J. BOUDREAU, 
Commissioner. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Howe be 
substituted for that of Mr. Picard on the Special Committee on Railways and 
Shipping owned, operated and controlled by the Government. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, and 
ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 84 (Letter F of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respect_:ng United 
rain Groovers Limited".--F/r. Weir. 
Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the Snate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada".--Mr. Maybank. 
Bill No. 89 (Letter H of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to provide for 
the Publication of Statutory Regulations".--Mr. St. Laurent. 
Bill No. 90 (Letter T-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Northwest Territories Power Commission Act".--Mr. Wnters. 

The Orders being severally read for second reading of Divorce Bills 
numbered 18 to 53, inclusive, and from 57 to 80, inclusive, were allowed to 
stand. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Benidickson: That Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission 
Lines Limited, be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Macdonald (Edmonton East): That 
this question be now put. 

And the Debate still continuing: 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 3RD APRIl, 211 

Mr. Maybank, seconded by Mr. Fulford, moved,--That the Debate be now 
adjourned. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to, on the 
following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Decore, Huffman, Matthews, 
Anderson, Dewar, Isnor, Maybank, 
Applewhaite, Dion, James, Mitchell, 
Arsenault, Douglas, Jeffery, Murray (Oxford), 
Ashbourne, Dumas, Jutras, Murray (Cariboo), 
Bater, Eyre, Kickham, Mutch, 
Belzile, Fair, Kirk (Digby- Pinard, 
Bennett, Fauteux, Yarmouth), Pouliot, 
Bertrand, Ferrie, Lafontaine, Power, 
Blanchette, Fournier (HulD, Laing, Prudham, 
Blue, Fulford, Langlois (Gasp), Richard (Gloucester), 
Boisvert, Garland, Lapointe, Riley, 
Boivin, Garson, Larson, Robertson, 
Boucher, Gauthier (Lac- Lefranois, Robinson, 
Bourget, St. Jean}, Leger, Rooney, 
Bradette, Gauthier (Sudbury), Lesage, Shaw, 
Bradley, Gauthier (Lapointe), Little, Sinnott, 
Brisson, Gauthier (Portneuf), Low, Smith (Queens- 
Brown Essex West), George, Macdonald Shelburne), 
Campney, Gibson, (Edmonton EastL Smith (Moose 
Carter, Gingues, MacDougall, Mountain}, 
Cavers, Goode, MacKenzie, Stick, 
Chevrier, Gour (Russell), MacNaught, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Clark, Gourd (Chapleau), Macnaughton, Studer, 
Claxton, Gregg, McCann, Thomson, 
Cleaver, Hansell, McCubbin, Viau, 
Cloutier, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McCulloch, Ward, 
Corry, Harrison, McCusker, Warren, 
C6t (Matapedia- Healy, McIvor, Weir, 
atane), Hellyer, McLean (Huron- Welbourn, 
Cbt (Verdun- Helme, Perth), Whiteside, 
La Salle), Henderson, McWilliam, Whitman, 
Croll, Henry, Maj or, Winkler, 
Darroch, Hetland, Martin, Wood, 
Dechene, Howe, Mass, Wylie132. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Balcer, Diefenbaker, Herridge, McLure, 
Blair, Drew, Higgins, Noseworthy, 
Brooks, Ferguson, Hodgson, Pearkes, 
Browne (St. John's Fleming, Homuth, Smith (Calgary 
West), Fraser, Jones, West), 
Bryce, Fulton, Knight, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Casselman, Gillis, Knowles, North), 
Catherwood, Graydon, Macdonnell Tustin, 
Charlton, Green, (Greenwood), White (Hastings- 
Coldwell, Harkness, MacInnis, Peterborough), 
Courtemanche, Hatfield, McGregor, White (Middlesex 
Coyle, East)--40. 



212 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE V1 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 55 (Letter E of the 
Senate) intituled: "An Act respecting The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance 
Company", was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the purchase by Canadian Pacific Rail- 
way Company of shares of the capital stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal 
Railway Company", was allowed to stand. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Maybank: That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, 
be now read the second time. 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. MacDougall: That this question be 
now put. 

And the Debate still continuing; 

Mr. Courtemanche, seconded by Mr. Browne (St. John's West), moved,-- 
That the Debate be now adjourned. 

And the question being put on the said motion: it was negatived on the 
following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

X*Ay S 
Messrs. 
Anderson, Bourget, C6t (Matapedia- Fauteux, 
Applewhaite, Bradette, Matane), Ferrie, 
Arsenault, Bradley, C6t (Verdun- Fulford, 
Ashbourne, Brisson, La Salle}, Garland, 
Bater, Brown (Essex West), Croll, Gauthier 
Belzile, Campney, Darroch, (Lac-St. Jean), 
Benidickson, Carter, Dechene, Gauthier Sudbury), 
Bennett, Cavers, Decore, Gauthier (Lapointe), 
Bertrand, Chevrier, Dewar, Gauthier (lortneuf), 
Blanchette, Clark, Dion, George, 
Blue, Claxton, Douglas, Gibson, 
Boisvert, Cleaver, Dumas, Gingues, 
Boivin, Cloutier, Eyre, Goode, 
Boucher, Corry, Fair, Gour (Russell}, 

Balcer, Coyle, Hatfield, McLure, 
Blair, Diefenbaker, Herridge, Noseworthy, 
Brooks, Drew, Higgins, Pearkes, 
Browne (St. John's Ferguson, Hodgson, Smith (Calgary 
West), Fleming, Jones, West}, 
Bryce, Fraser, Knight, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Casselman, Fulton, Knowles, North), 
Catherwood, Gillis, Macdonnell Tustin, 
Charlton, Graydon, (Greenwood}, White (Hastings- 
Coldwell, Green, MacInnis, Peterborough), 
Courtemanche, Harkness, McGregor, White (Middlesex 
East}--39. 



214 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Higgins, Macdonnell Pearkes, Tustin, 
Hodgson, (Greenwood), Smith (Calgary White (Hastings- 
Homuth, MacInnis, West), Peterborough}, 
Jopes, McGregor, Stewart (Winnipeg White (Middlesex 
Knight, McLure. North), East}--38. 
Knowles, Noseworthy, 

NAYS 
Messrs. 
Anderson, Dion, Jeffery, NIonette, 
Applewhaite, Douglas, Jutras, Murray (Oxford), 
Arsenault, Dumas, Kickham, Murray (Cariboo}, 
Ashbourne, Fair, Kirk cDigby- Mutch, 
]ater, Fauteux, Yarmouth), Pinard, 
]enidickson, Ferrie, Lafontaine, Prudham, 
]Bennett, Fournier (Maison- Laing, Ratelle, 
]ertrand, neuve-Rosemont), Lapointe, Richard 
]lanchette, Fulford, Larson, (Gloucester), 
]oisvert, Garland, Leduc, Riley, 
]oivin, Carson, Lafranois, Robertson, 
]onnier, Gauthier (Sudbury), Leger, Robinson, 
]Boucher, Gauthier (Lapointe), Lesage, Rooney, 
Bourget, Gauthier (Portneuf}, Low, Sinnott, 
]radette, George, Macdonald Smith (Queens- 
Eradley, Gibson, (Edmonton East), Shelburne}, 
]risson, Gingues, MacDougall, Smith (Moose 
truneau, Goode, MacKenzie, Mountain}, 
amlney, Gour (Russell}, MacNaught, Stick, 
Carroll, Gourd (Chapleau), Macnaughton, Stuart (Charlotte}, 
Carter, Gregg, McCann, Studer, 
Cauchon, Hansell, McCubbin, Thomson, 
Cavers, Harris (Gey-]Bruce}, McCulloch, Valois, 
Chevrier, Harrison, McCusker, Viau, 
Cleaver, Healy, McIvor, Ward, 
Cloutier, Hellyer, McLean (Huron- Warren, 
CSt (Matapedia- Helme, Perth}, Weir, 
Matane), Henderson, McWilliam, Welbourn, 
CSt (Verdun- Het!and, hajor, Whiteside, 
La Salle), Howe, Mass, Whitman, 
Croll, Isnor, Matthews, Winkler, 
Decore, James, Maybank, Wood, 
Denis, Wylie--121. 

And the Debate still continuing on the proposed motion of Mr. Maybank: 
That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, be now 
read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. MacDougall: That this question be 
now put. 
And the question being raised as to whether a motion to adjourn the 
Debate can follow a similar motion without an intermediate proceeding; 
STATEMENT BY MR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: Honourable members who have spoken have brought to my 
attent.on Standing Order 48 and Standing Order 30. I do not need to read 
them again. The honourable member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. 
Knowles) has raised the question whether Standing Order 30 applies 
equally to motions to ad_ourn the House and motions to adjourn a Debate. He 
has read a number of citations from Bourinot and Beauchesne. He has referred 
me to an instance in the House in 1891--I do not think there was a ruling 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 3RD APRIL 215 

made--when there were two motions to adjourn the Debate which followed 
one another without an intervening proceeding. That is the only instance 
which has been brought to my attention. He has, however, read several cita- 
tions. He read a citation from Bourinot's Fourth Edition, pages 322 and 323, 
with regard to intermediate proceedings. The last sentence of that reference 
reads as follows: 
"The rule applies literally to the adjournment of the House . . . " 
I take it that the rule referred to is Standing Order 30. There can be no doubt as 
to the procedure under Standing Order 30. The rule applies literally to motions 
to adjourn the House. But it does not apply literally to motions to adjourn 
the Debate. Honourable members will note that the word is "literally". 
The citation continues: 
" . . . but it is usual and convenient to make an entry in the Journal 
between two motions of the latter character". 
Although a literal interpretation of Standing Order 30 makes it apply to 
the adjournment of the House, I take it that a broad interpretation would make 
it also apply to the adjournment of the Debate. In any event, we have 
authority for the words, "it is usual and convenient to make an entry in the 
Journal between two motions of the latter character." 

I might remind the House again, that the only instance we have in which 
there were two motions to adjourn the Debate without any intermediate pro- 
ceeding was in 1891. Since then it occurs to me that we may have established a 
different practice in this House. No reference has been given to me tonight 
wherein a Speaker has ruled that there does not have to be interim proceedings. 
The references which were given to the House were not Speakers' rulings. 
One must give the member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) full 
credit for finding an instance in 1891 when two such motions without inter- 
mediate proceedings were allowed. I repeat, however, that the Speaker did 
not make a ruling. 
Beauchesne, in his Third Edition, which is the latest work we have on pro- 
cedure in the Canadian House, in citation 164 states: 
"The term 'intermediate proceeding' used in Standing Order 30, means 
a proceeding that can properly be entered on the Journals. The true test 
is that if any parliamentary proceeding takes place, the second motion 
is regular, and the Clerk ought to enter the proceedings to show that the 
motion in question is regular. It is usual to alternate motions for adjourn- 
ment of the House and Debate when a question is under consideration." 
That is the citation from the latest authority even though it carries forward 
in part an extract from Bourinot. I realize that this discussion is probably of 
little effect, because the honourable member could change his motion to a 
motion for the adjournment of the House. Then, another motion could be moved 
to adjourn the Debate. We are not making much progress. It is customary for 
the Clerk to make an entry between these motions. I would allow the honour- 
able member who moved this motion to change it to a motion for the adjourn- 
ment of the House. Perhaps I sho-ald not have said that, as I see the honourable 
member has risen and perhaps desires to withdraw his moticn. 



216 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And the Debate still continuing; 
At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. S)eaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 34 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 4TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 91 (Letter V-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie". 
Bill No. 92 (Letter W-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney". 
Bill No. 93 (Letter X-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Stella Burns Herdman Elder". 
Bill No. 94 (Letter Y-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan". 
Bill No. 95 (Letter Z-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Effie Irene Collier Newman". 
Bill No. 96 (Letter A-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Phyllis Anne England McNab". 
Bill No. 97 (Letter B-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Martha Jean Brooks Markell". 
Bill No. 98 (Letter C-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick". 
Bill No. 99 (Letter D-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Jeannine Martineau Masse". 
Bill No. 100 (Letter E-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Betty Borman Archambault". 
Bill No. 101 (Letter F-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edwin Dawson". 
Bill No. 102 (Letter G-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mavis Barker Billingham". 



218 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 103 (Letter H-3 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Roland Gour'. 
Bill No. 104 (Letter I-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke". 
Bill No. 105 (Letter J-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sylvia Singer h[epham". 
Bill No. 106 (Letter K-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel KathIeen Baxter Simons". 
Bill No. 107 (Letter L-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
f Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio". 
Bill No. 108 (Letter ]Vi-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dent Harrison". 
Bill No. 109 (Letter N-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
,f Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch". 
Bill No. 1',0 (Letter O3 oi the Senate), intitulcd: "An Act for the relief 
of Esther Spector Gelfand". 
Bill No. 111 {Letter P-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sophie Roth Pliss". 
Bill No. 112 (Letter Q-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Howard McWilliams Rubin". 
Bill No. 113 (Letter R-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Remenia Bertha Duguay Briggs'. 
Bill No. 114 (Letter S3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Blanche llaomi GreenIees". 
Bill No. 115 (Letter T-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leslie William McNally". 
Bill No. 116 (Letter U-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jacqueline Marie Scully Sirois". 
Bill No. 117 (Letter V-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Christina McLeod Daly". 
Bill No. 118 (Letter W-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnie Florence Clitheroe DuVal". 
Bill No. 119 (Letter X-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Elizabeth McCurry Welham". 
]ill No. 120 {Letter Y-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of ]etty Margaret Slinn Metivier". 
Bill No. 121 (Letter Z-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Fanny Abramowitch Mergler". 
Bill No. 122 (Letter A-4 of the Senate), intitv_led: "An Act for the relief 
of John Wood". 
Bill No. 123 (Letter B-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olivia Mary Tipping Morris". 
Bill No. 124 (Letter C-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mable Veronica Askin Williamson". 
Bill No. 125 {Letter D-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Christine Rachel MacLeod Nicholson". 
Bill No. 126 (Letter E-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anne Halperin Perelmutter". 
Bill No. 127 (Letter F-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch". 
Bill No. 128 (Letter G-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn". 
Bill No. 129 (Letter H-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Alice Mary Westgate". 
Bill No. 130 (Letter I-4 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of John Elliot Cumming". 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 4TH APRIL 219 

And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the above mentioned divorce bills were founded, 
praying for Bills of Divorce together with the papers produced in evidence 
before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Fourteenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was 
read as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private IHls has the honour to present the following as his Fourteenth 
Report: -- 
Your examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Ermenegildo Agnoli, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Teresa Favero 
Agnoli. 
Of Blanche Irene Aurore Schryer Batryn, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Dennis 
Batryn. 
Of Phyllis Lilian Buck Beatty, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Melvin Vernon 
Beatty. 
Of Joseph Lucien Andre Bergeron, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Antoinette 
Perreault 13ergeron. 
Cf George Emile Bernier, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Marie Aldea 
GeEnas Bernicr. 
Of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda) Lecomte Bolduc, of Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of Fernand Thomas Bolduc. 
Of Charles Omer Bousquet, of Outremont, P.Q., husband of Marie Doroth6e 
Beaudin Bousquet. 
Of Agnes Mary Binnie Bullock, of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, P.Q., wife of 
Theodore Lafleur Bullock. 
Of Thelma Leggo Chicoine, of Belle Arise, P.Q., wife of Owen Alexander 
Chicoine. 
Of Bertha Marks Cohen, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Louis Cohen. 
Of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of David 
Georges Davies. 
Of Edna Rosaline Casavant Dufresne, now residing in Calgary, Alberta, 
wife of Conrad Paul Dufresne, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Rodolphe Durand, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Alice Richard Durand. 
Of Henri Paul Gaudreault, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Victoire Jean 
Gaudreault. 
Of Allan Gowans, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Evelyn Ruth Elliott 
Gowans. 
Of Lera Mary Rombough Kirkey, of Westmount, P.Q., wife of Patrick 
Douglas Kirkey. 
Of Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Sally 
Hurst Lamoureux. 
Of Therese Simonne St. Onge Laurier, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Joseph 
Edouard Gerard Magella Laurier. 
Of Edna Hannah Keene Ley, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of Eric Raphael Ley. 
Of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Bernard 
Caswell Marriott. 



220 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Maida Maria Howard Martin, of Quebec, P.Q., wife of Joseph Sylvester 
Martin. 
Of Paul Edmond Meerte, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Ann Sharko Meerte. 
Of Frances Berman Mellor, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Charles Leslie Mellor. 
Of Russell Mowbray Meredith, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Violette De 
Lisle Meredith. 
Of Joseph Neist, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Mary Simon Neist. 
Of Marion Leonard Ryan, of Bromptonville, P.Q., husband of Anne Swain 
Ryan. 
Of Joseph Alfred Sabourin, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Julia Kennedy 
Ducie Sabourin. 
Of Salfeda Busko Williams, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Stanley Ernest 
Williams. 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping 
owned, operated and controlled by the Government, presented the Second 
Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered and approves of the following estimates 
referred to it on March 23, 1950: 
Vote 493--Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways; 
Vote 494--Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian 
National; 
Vote 558--Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit 1950: 
Vote 559--Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, deficit 
1950. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
--Copy of an Order in Council passed under the provisions of the Public 
Service Re-Arrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, Chapter 165, R.S.C. 1927 
as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 1675 approved March 31, 1950: transferring to the 
Deputy Minister of Resources and Development, the powers, duties and functions 
vested in the Deputy Minister of Reconstruction as a Director of Central 
Mortgage and Housing Corporation. 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the Kin's Priv.v Council, laid before the House, 
--Copy of a Convention between Canada and the United States of America for 
the extension of port privileges to Halibut Fishing Vessels on the Pacific Coasts 
of the United States of America and Canada, signed at Ottawa March 24, 1950. 
(Treaty Series 1950, No. 5) (English and French). 

Mr. Belzile, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House,--Return of amounts authorized as at December 31, 1949, by the 
Governor in Council of Foreign Currencies, other than United States Currency, 
to be purchased or acquired with moneys in the Exchange Fund Account. 
Foreign Exchange Control Act, 1946, Chapter 53, Section 5(4). 



222 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

(2) make no adequate attempt to eliminate extravagance and avoid 
unnecessary expenditure; and 
(3) make no provision for a program of national development, without 
which there can be no hope of a reduction of taxation and the present 
high cost of living." 

And a Debate arising thereon; 

Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. Maclnnis, moved in amendment to the said 
proposed amendment : --That the amendment be amended by deleting there- 
from all the words after the words "Minister of Finance" and by inserting 
instead thereof the following words: 
"(1) indicate that the Government is prepared to accept the present level 
of production as adequate for this country and as placing a limit on 
the services and security to be provided for our people; and 
(2) make no provision for increased national production through economic 
planning, public control of investment, public ownership of monopo- 
listic industries, and the full and proper development and use of our 
resources, so as to ensure a rising standard- of living and comprehensive 
social security for the Canadian people." 
And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; 
At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order ]or Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 
The Orders being severally read for the second reading of Divorce Bills 
numbered 18 to 53, inclusive, and from 57 to 80, inclusive, were allowed to 
stand. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Benidickson: That Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission 
Lines Limited, be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of" Mr. Macdonald (Edmonton East): That 
this Question be now ut 

And the Debate still continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Abbott: 
That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again 
into Committee of Ways and Means, and on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Macdonnell (Greenwood), in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Coldwell, in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 4TH APRIL 223 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of 
Mr. Bryce, adjourned. 

The House then adjourned at 10.50 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 5WH APRIL 225 

No. 35 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 5TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

One laetition was laid on the Table. 

Mr. Slaeaker informed the House that he had received a communication 
from two members, notifying him that the following vacancy had occurred in 
the relaresentation, viz:-- 
Of Maurice Hartt, Esquire, Member for the Electoral District of Cartier, 
by decease. 
And that he had accordingly issued his Warrant to the Chief Electoral 
Officer to make out a new Writ of Election for the said Electoral District. 

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF CARTIER 
Dominion of Canada ] 
} House of Commons 
To Wit J 
To the Honourable the Speaker o5 the House oS Commons: 
We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that a vacancy has occurred in 
the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of 
Cartier, due to the decease of the former Member, Maurice Hartt. 
and Seals, at Ottawa, this 4th day of April, 

Given under our Hands 
A.D. 1950. 

ANGUS MacINNIS (L.S.) 
Member Sot the Electoral District off 
Vancouver East. 
STANLEY H. KNOWLES (L.S.) 
Member or the Electoral District ol 
Winnipeg North Centre. 



226 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Cbt6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to th.e Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1353, approved 
March 21, 1950: amending the Unemployment Insurance Commission Regula- 
tions, 1949, re coverage and contributions, as passed under the provisions of 
The Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940, as amended. (English and French). 

Mr. Sinnott, seconded by Mr. Whitman, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 131, An Act to amend An Act to incorporate Westcoast Transmission 
Company Limited, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second 
reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 
Bill No. 91 (Letter V-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie".--Mr. W$nkler. 
Bill No. 92 (Letter W-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney".--/r. Winkler. 
Bill No. 93 (Letter X-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Burns Herdman Elder".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 94 (Letter Y-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 95 (Letter Z-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Effie Irene Collier Newman".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 96 (Letter A-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Anne England McNab".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 97 (Letter B-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martha Jean Brooks Markell".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 98 (Letter C-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 99 (Letter D-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jeannine Martineau Masse".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 100 (Letter E-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Borman Archambault".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 101 (Letter F-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edwin Dawson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 102 {Letter G-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mavis Barker Billingham".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 103 (Letter H-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relie 
of Roland Gour".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 104 (Letter I-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 105 (Letter J-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sylvia Singer Mepham".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 106 (Letter K-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Kathleen Baxter Simons".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 107 (Letter L-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 108 (Letter M-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dent Harrison".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 109 (Letter N-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch".--Mr. Winkler. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 5TH APRIL 227 

Bill No. 110 (Letter 0-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Esther Spector Gelfand".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 111 (Letter P-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sophie Roth Pliss".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 112 (Letter Q-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Howard McWilliams Rubin".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 113 {Letter R-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Remenia Bertha Duguay Briggs".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 114 (Letter S-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Blanche Naomi Greenlees".--Mr. Wikler. 
Bill No. 115 (Letter T-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leslie William McNally".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 116 (Letter U-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jacqueline Marie Scully Sirois".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 117 (Letter V-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Christina McLeod Daly".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 118 (Letter W-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnie Florence Clitheroe DuVal".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 119 (Letter X-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Elizabeth McCurry Welham".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 120 (Letter Y-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Margaret Slinn Metivier".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 121 (Letter Z-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Fanny Abramowitch Mergler".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 122 (Letter A-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of John Wood".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 123 (Letter B-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olivia Mary Tipping Morris".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 124 (Letter C-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mable Veronica Askin Williamson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 125 (Letter D-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Christine Rachel MacLeod Nicholson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 126 (Letter E-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anne Halperin Perelmutter".--/fr. WinkZer. 
Bill No. 127 (Letter F-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 128 (Letter G-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 129 (Letter H-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Alice Mary Westgate".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 130 (Letter I-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of John Elliot Cumming".--Mr. Winkler. 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as an 
Order for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order of 
the House was issued to the proper officers, accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. How many applications by Chinese Canadian 
citizens have been made month by month since the first of January, 1949 for 
the admission of wives or children? 
2. In how many cases were the applications turned down? 



228 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

3. At what age are sons and daughters of Chinese Canadian citizens denied 
admission? 
4. Have any been admitted over such designated age since the first of 
January, 1949? If so, how many? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper Officers:-- 
By Mr. Green for Mr. Diefenbaker:--Order of the House for a copy of 
orders, directives and instructions issued or forwarded to the custom officials 
at boundary points since the first day of February 1950, and to date, and 
amendments thereto in connection with the alteration of the regulations 
regarding the completion of entry forms for Canadian motorists visiting the 
United States. 

By Mr. Green for Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a Return 
showing a copy of the pay-rolls and a list of the materials used in connection 
with the repairs to the protection, fishing and wharf facilities in front of the 
Charles A. Forest property at Bonaventure, Bonaventure County, between 
December 1, 1949 and February 15, 1950. 

By Mr. Graydon for Mr. Black (Cumberland):--Order of the House for a 
copy of all evidence taken by or given before the Copyright Appeal Board 
in connection with the application of The Composers, Authors and Publishers 
Association of Canada Limited, Toronto, for an increase in the tariffs in each 
of the years 1949 and 1950, to date, together with a copy of the reasons given 
by the said Board for increasing the said tariffs. 

Mr. Croll, seconded by Mr. Prudham, moved,--That, in the opinion of this 
House, early consideration should be given to the advisability of setting up 
a special committee of the House to consider amendments to our divorce laws, 
and enlarging grounds for divorce to include desertion of more than three 
years; gross cruelty; incurable mental disease after five years, and legal pre- 
sumption of death. 

After Debate thereon, the said motion was, by leave of the House, 
withdrawn. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until Monday, the 17th instant, at three 
o'clock, p.m., pursuant to Special Order made Thursday, March 30, 1950. 



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No. 36 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 17TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

The Clerk of the House laid upon the Table the Twenty-seventh Report of 
the Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petition pre- 
sented on April 5, and finds that, while this petition complies with all the 
requirements of Standing Order 68, it has been presented after the time 
specified by Standing Order 92, and, for this reason, it should not be received, 
namely: 
Of T. Taggart Smyth and others of Montreal, P.Q., and Hermann Bonneau 
of Ottawa, Ontario, for an Act to incorporate "Syndics apostoliques des Frres 
Mineurs ou Franciscains".--Mr. C6t6 (Verdun-La Salle). 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Fifteenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows :- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Fifteenth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been com- 
plied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Wilfrid Laurier Esson and others of Toronto, Ontario, for an Act to 
incorporate The Canadian Commerce Insurance Company. 
Of Henry Richard Earl and others of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for an Act 
to incorporate Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company. 
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230 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Sixteenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was 
read as follows:-- 
Pursuan to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Sixteenth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson, of St. Laurent, P.Q., wife of Gilbert 
Anderson. 
Jane Letitia Hardie Ball, of Brownsburg, P.Q., wife of Leslie Franklin 

Brown 
Of 
Ball. 
Pooley 

Douglas Charles Blair, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Genevieve Aileen 
Blair. 
Of Mabel Stacey Delorimier, now residing in the United States of America, 
wife of John Delorimier, of Caughnawaga, P.Q. 
Of Leah Judith Godfrey Green, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, wife 
of Irving Green, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Max Gurevitch, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Leah Boudin Gurevitch. 
Of Alice Jean Young Gulliver, of St. John's, Newfoundland, wife of Pearce 
Gulliver. 
Of Helen Irene Barney Hutchison, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Walter John 
Basil Hutchison. 
Of George Eustorgio Lanzon, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Catherine 
Steedman Lanzon. 
Of Vincent Lemonde, of Drummondville, P.Q., husband of Elisa Payelle 
Lemonde. 
Of Antoinette Carriere Lepine, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Maximilien 
Lepine. 
Of Norman Harold Lucas, of St. Hubert, P.Q., husband of Luciana Grale- 
wich Lucas. 
Of Annie Kwiat Maislin, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Noah Maislin. 
Of Helena Matyla Martyniak, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Wasyl Martyniak. 
Of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Ronald Aubrey 
McKee. 
Of Roger Parent, of Montreal P.Q., husband of Jeannette Morin Parent. 
Of Phyllis Martin Payne, now residing in England, wife of Frank Payne, 
of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Camille Poulin, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Aline Hamel Poulin. 
Of Mary Elizabeth Bernatchez Russell, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of William 
Joseph John Russell. 
Of Fernand Senecal, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Helen Landreville 
Senecal. 
Of Mary White Sheppard, of St. John's, Newfoundland, wife of Clarence 
Sheppard. 
Of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith, of St. John's, Newfoundland, wife of 
Thomas Edwin Smith. 
Of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of George 
Milton Lawrence Stockless. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 17TH APRIL 231 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Summary of Orders in Council passed during the period March 1 to 
March 31, 1950. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of March 27, 1950, for a Return showing:-- 
1. Have plans been made by the government to erect a federal public building 
or buildings in St. John's, Newfoundland? 
2. If so, (a) for how many buildings; (b) in what locations? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 27, 1950, for a 
Return showing:--l. Which postal stations and letter carrier depots in Van- 
couver are held under lease? 
2. What are the street addresses of such postal stations and letter carrier 
depots? 
3. Who are the lessors named in the respective leases? 
4. What persons signed such leases as or on behalf of the respective lessors? 
5. What is the annual rental payable under each such lease? 
6. To whom are such rentals now payable? 
7. What are the respective dates of such leases and for what periods of 
time do they run? 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House, 
by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Annual Report issued 
by the Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada, intituled "Canada and 
the United Nations, 1949". Conference Series 1949, No. 1. 
He also presented,--Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor 
General of March 27, 1950, for a copy of all correspondence, documents and 
other papers relating to the agreement recently made between the Government 
of Canada and the Government of the United States, or any aviation com- 
panies of the United States, for the use of Gander Airport. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What 
departments of the federal government have information or publicity divisions? 
2. How many employees are in each of these divisions as, (a) permanent 
civil servants; (b) temporaries? 
3. What is the total cost of operating each of these divisions? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 23, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. As at September 1, 1939, what was the total value of Canadian 
Pacific securities of all kinds held in the United Kingdom, the United States, 
Canada and other countries? 
2. What is the tothl value of Canadian Pacific securities of all kinds held 
in the above noted countries as at the present time? 
3. Have any Canadian Pacific securities held in the United Kingdom been 
acquired by the Government of the United Kingdom? If so, what is the value 
of such securities so acquired? 
4. What is the total value of Canadian Pacific securities returned to 
Canada from the United Kingdom since September 1, 1939, and what disposi- 
tion has been made of any such securit, ies returned to Canada? 



232 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

5. Did the Canadian Government acquire any Canadian Pacific securities 
following World War I? If so, to what extent were such securities acquired, 
and to what extent are such securities still in the possession of the Canadian 
Government? 
6. Does the Canadian Government hold any Canadian Pacific securities 
other than those acquired following World War I? 
7. What total amount of money has the Canadian Government received 
to the present time by way of a return on its holdings of Canadian Pacific 
securities, and what use has been made of this money? 
8. Are any officials of the Canadian National Railways, or any directors of 
the Bank of Montreal, or any Cabinet Ministers, directors of the Canadiah 
Pacific Railway or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries? If so, who are such 
persons? 
9. What is the total amount of money in the form of (a) cash grants; 
(b) subsidies; (c) loans, received by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company 
from the federal government from the time the company was first proposed 
until the present date? 
10. What is the total number of square miles of land received by the 
Canadian Pacific Railway Company from the federal government, in each 
province, from the time the company was first proposed until the present date? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 29, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Do the importers of vegetable oil for the manufacture of oleo 
margarine require a permit from the Import Branch or Finance Department? 
2. What amount of American dollars was furnished to the manufacturer 
of oleo margarine for the importation of vegetable oils? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 30, 1950, for a 
Return showing:--l. What sums have been paid out for benevolent work, by 
provinces, by the Army Benevolent Fund in each year since its inception in 
1947. to date? 
2. What sums have been paid out for the same purposes in the same period, 
by provinces, by the Navy Benevolent Fund? 
3. What sums have been paid out for the same purposes in the same period, 
by provinces, by the Air Force Benevolent Fund? 

Mr. McCann, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of April 5, 1950, for a copy of orders, directives and 
instructions issued or forwarded to the custom officials at boundary points 
since the first day of February 1950, and to date, and amendments thereto 
in connection with the alteration of the regulations regarding the completion 
of entry forms for Canadian motorists visiting the United States. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid 
before the House,--Report of the Superintendent of Insurance, Volume I-- 
Insurance Companies other than Life, for the calendar year ended December 31, 
1948, pursuant to Statutes of Canada 1932, Chapter 45, section 9. 
And also,opy of Order in Council passed under the provisions of The 
Unemployment and Agricultural Assistance Act, 1940, as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 1706, approved March 31, 1950: renewing the 
guarantee of Treasury Bills in the amount of $1,750,000 issued by the Province 



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of Manitoba to the Royal Bank of Canada for one year from May 1, 1950, at 
the rate of 1-40 per cent per annum. 

Mr. C5t6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor 
General,--Annual Report of the Department of Labour for the fiscal year ended 
March 31, 1949. (French). 

Mr. Sinnott, seconded by Mr. Anderson, by leave of the House, introduced 
a Bill, No. 132, An Act to amend The Pipe Lines Act, which was read the first 
time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Orders being severally read for the second reading of Divorce Bills, 
numbered 18 to 53 inclusive, and from 57 to 80 inclusive, and from 91 to 130 
inclusive, were allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 55 (Letter E of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance 
Company", was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway 
Company of shares of the capital stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal 
Railway Company"; 
Mr. Pinard moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, and referred to the 
Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the DroDosed motion of Mr. 
Maybank: That Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, 
be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. MacDougall: That this question be now 
put. 
And after still further Debate thereon; the question being put on the said 
proposed motion: "That this question be now put"; it was agreed to, on the 
following division: -- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Benidickson, Brown (Essex West), C6t (St. Jean- 
Anderson, Bennett, Bruneau, Iberville- 
Applewhaite, Bertrand, Cauchon, Napierville 
Arsenault, Beyerstein, Cavers, C6t (Matapedia- 
Ashbourne, Blackmore, Chevrier, Matane), 
Bater, Boucher, Clark, C6t (Verdun- 
Beaudoin, Bradette, Cleaver, La Salle), 
Belzile, Bradley, Corry, Croll, 



234 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Dickey, Isnor, MacNaught, Roberge, 
Dub6, Jutras, McCann, Robertson, 
Dumas, Kent, McCubbin, Rooney, 
Eyre, Kirk (Antigonish- McCusker, St. Laurent, 
Fair, Guysborough), McLean (Huron- Shaw, 
Fettle, Kirk (Digby- Perth), Simmons, 
Fournier (Hull), Yarmouth), Major, Sinclair, 
Fulford, Laing, Martin, Sinnott, 
Garson, Langlois (Berthier- Mass6, Smith (Queens- 
Gauthier (Sudbury), Maskinong), Matthews, Shelburne), 
George, Langlois (Gasp), Mayhew, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Gingues, Lapointe, Murray (Oxford), Stick, 
Hansell, Larson, Pearson, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Harris (Grey-Bruce), Lefranqois, Pinard, Thomas, 
Helme, Lesage, Proudfoot, Ward, 
Henderson, Little, Prudham, Warren, 
Hetland, Low, Quelch, Weaver, 
Hosking, MacLean (Cape Richard Whitman, 
Howe, Breton North (Ottawa East), Winkler, 
Huffman, and Victoria), Riley, Winters--100. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Aylesworth, Coldwell, Green, McGregor, 
Blair, Coyle, Harkness, McLure, 
Brooks, Cruickshank, Higgins, Noseworthy, 
Browne (St. John's Fleming, Jones, White Hastings- 
West), Fraser, Knight, Peterborough), 
Casselman, Fulton, Knowles, White (Middlesex 
Catherwood, Gillis, Lennard, EasD--28 
Charlton, Graydon, MacInnis, 

And the question being put on the main motion; it was agreed to, on the 
followin division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Cavers, Fulford, Laing, 
Anderson, Chevrier, Garson, Langlois (Berthier- 
Applewhaite, Clark, Gauthier (Sudbury), Maskinong6), 
Arsenault, Cleaver, George, Langlois (Gasp6), 
Ashbourne, Corry, Gingues, Lapointe, 
Bater, C5t6 (St. Jean- Hansell, Larson, 
Beaudoin, Iberville- Harris (Grey-Bruce), Lefranqois, 
Belzile, Napierville), Helme, Lesage, 
Benidickson, C5t6 (Matapedia- Henderson, Little, 
Bennett, Matane), Hetland, Low, 
Bertrand, C5t6 (Verdun- Hosking, MacKenzie, 
Beyerstein, La Salle), Howe, MacLean (Cape 
Blackmore, Croll, Huffman, Breton North 
Blanchette, Dickey, Isnor, and Victoria), 
Boucher, Dub6, Jutras, MacNaught, 
Bradette, Dumas, Kent, McCann, 
Bradley, Eyre, Kirk (Antigonish- McCubbin, 
Brown (Essex West), Fair, Guysborough), McCusker, 
Bruneau, Ferrie, Kirk (Digby- McLean (Huron- 
Cauchon, Fournier (Hull), Yarmouth), Perth), 



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Major, Prudham, St. Laurent, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Martin, Quelch, Shaw, Thomas, 
Mass, Richard Simmons, Ward, 
Matthews, (Ottawa East), Sinclair, Warren, 
Mayhew, Riley, Smith (Queens- Weaver, 
Murray (Oxford), Roberge, Shelburne), Whitman, 
Pearson, Robertson, Stewart (Yorkton), Winkler, 
Pinard, Rooney, Stick, Winters--101. 
Proud foot, 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Aylesworth, Coldwell, Green, McGregor, 
Blair, Coyle, Harkness, McLure, 
Brooks, Cruickshank, Higgins, Noseworthy, 
Browne (St. John's Fleming, Jones, Tustin, 
West), Fraser, Knight, White (Hastings- 
Casselman, Fulton, Knowles, Peterborough), 
Catherwood, Gillis, Lennard, White (Middlesex 
Charlton, Graydon, MacInnis, East)--29. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time-- 

A Point of Order was raised by Mr. St. Laurent that, under the provisions 
of Standing Order 104, as soon as second reading of a Private Bill has been 
adopted by the House it is referred automatically to the proper committee and 
that it is not necessary or in order to move a motion to do so. 

RULING OF MR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: The point raised by the Prime Minister is, I feel, well taken. 
Private Bills are of a different nature from Public Bills. I have said that previ- 
ously in the House. The principle of a Private Bill is approved conditionally on 
second reading, subject to confirmation upon satisfactory proof when the bill 
is before the committee. 
As the Prime Minister has so well pointed out, Standing Order 104 makes 
it obligatory to refer a Private Bill, once it has received second reading, to one 
of the Standing Committees. It has been the practice in the House to put the 
motion but this is merely procedural and the motion is not debatable. It has 
however been the lpractice to put the motion. 
However, as the Prime Minister has pointed out, it is not necessary to put 
the motion, as such a bill must be referred to one of the Committees. I believe 
I should follow the suggested procedure; and I think it would expedite proceed- 
ings in the House on all Private Bills if, beginning today and for the future, 
when a Private Bill has received second reading Mr. Speaker were to refer it to 
one of the Standing Committees. I rule accordingly. 

The said Bill was accordinl_v referred to the Standing Committee on Rail- 
ways, Canals and Telegraph Lines. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 84 (Letter F of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting United Grain Growers Limited", was 
allowed to stand. 



236 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate Ukrainian National Federation of 
Canada", was allowed to stand. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Benidickson: That Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission 
Lines Limited, be now read the second time. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Macdonald (Edmonton East): That 
this question be now put. 
And after still further Debate thereon; the question being put on the said 
proposed motion: "That this question be now put"; it was agreed to, on the 
following division:-- 

YEAS 

]VIessrs. 

Abbott, C6t6 (Matapedia- Kent, Pearson, 
Anderson, Mataneh Kickham, Pinard, 
Applewhaite, C6t6 (Verdun- Kirk (Antigonish- Prudham, 
Arsenault, La Salle}, Guysborough}, Quelch, 
Ashbourne, Croll, Kirk (Digby- Richard 
Bater, Dewar, Yarmouth}, (Ottawa East}, 
Beaudoin, Dickey, Laing, Riley, 
Benidickson, Dion, Langlois (Gasp6), Roberge, 
Bennett, Dumas, Larson, Robertson, 
Bertrand, Eyre, Leduc, Robinson, 
Beyerstein, Fair, Lefranois, Rooney, 
Blackmore, Ferrie, Lesage, St. Laurent, 
Blanchette, Folhvell, Little, Shaw, 
Boisvert, Fournier (Hull}, Low, Simmons, 
Bonnier, Fulford, MacLean (Cape Sinclair, 
Boucher, Garson, Breton North Sinnott, 
Bradette, Gauthier (Portneuf), and Victoria), Smith (Queens- 
Bradley, George, McCann, Shelburne), 
Brown (Essex West), Gingues, McCubbin, Smith (York North), 
Bruneau, Goode, McCusker, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Cauchon, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McLean (Huron- Stick, 
Carets, Henderson, Perth), Thomas, 
Claxton, Hetland, Maj or, Ward, 
Cleaver, Hosking, Martin, Warren, 
Corry, Howe, Mass6, Weaver, 
C6t6 (St. Jean- Huffman, Matthews, Whitman, 
Iberville- Isnor, Mayhew, Winkler, 
Napierville), Jutras, Monette, Winters, 
Murray (Oxford), Wood--103. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Aylesworth, Coyle, Graydon, Lennard, 
Blair, Cruickshank, Green, MacInnis, 
Brooks, Drew, Harkness, Noseworthy, 
Casselman, Fleming, Hodgson, Tustin, 
Catherwood, Fraser, Jones, White (Hastings- 
Charlton, Fulton, Knight, Peterborough), 
Coldwell, Gillis, Knowles, White (Middlesex 
East)--27. 



238 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

13y Mr. Wright:--l. On what products either raw or manufactured were 
subsidies paid during 19497 
2. What were the rates and total amounts of subsidies in each case? 
3. On what services were subsidies paid during 1949? 
4. What were the rates and total amotnts of subsidies paid in each case? 
Iy Mr. Gagnon:--l. What boards, agencies, companies or other organiza- 
tions under the federal administration showed a financial surplus for the fiscal 
year ending March 31, 1949, or at an earlier date? 
2. What was the surplus in each case? 
3. What was the deficit shown by each of the said organizations, if any? 

The following Order of the House was issued to the proper officers:- 
By Mr. Knowles:--Order of the House for a return showing the title and 
date of each memorandum and study prepared by the directorate of health 
insurance studies on matters related to health insurance, dated since April 1, 
1945, as reported on March 16, 1950. 

Mr. Richard (Ottawa East), seconded by Mr. Lesage, moved,--That, in the 
opinion of this House, consideration should be given to the appointment of a 
special committee to report upon the choice of a distinctive Canadian flag. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed motion, 
it was agreed to. 

Mr. Arsenault, seconded by Mr. C6t6 (Matapedia-Matane) moved,--That, 
in the opinion of this House, consideration should be given to the advisability 
of setting up a special committee of the House to consider and report upon 
the creation of an entirely Canadian system of military and civilian medals and 
decorations to be awarded to Canadians for services beyond the call of duty 
and for other meritorious services, in time of war as well as in time of peace, 
and also for services rendered to Canada by men or women of nationalities 
other than Canadian, as a means of promoting goodwill and understanding 
between Canada and the other countries, of the world. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed motion: 
it was agreed to. 

Mr. MacInnis, seconded by Mr. Knowles, moved,--That, in the opinion of 
this House, the government should consider the advisability of seeking the 
co-operation of the provinces for the purpose of formulating a programme of 
social security that will be national in scope, adequate in its provisions and 
that will cover all the people of Canada in every circumstance where the 
individual or the family is, for reasons beyond their control, deprived of 
earning a living. 
And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 37 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 18TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Copy of the Property and Equipment Budget of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the 
year ending December 31, 1950. 
And also,--Summary of the Operating Budget of Trans-Canada Air Lines, 
comparing the financial results of the Company for the year 1949 with the 
financial forecast for the year 1949 and the financial forecast for the year 1950. 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and legulations for the Royal 
Canadian Air Force, published in the Canada Gazette during the period 
April 3, 1950 to April 15, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 16, 
sub-section 2 of the Royal Canadian Air Force Act, Chapter 15, Statutes of 
Canada, 1940. 

On motion of Mr. C6t6 (Verdun-La Salle), it was ordered,--That the 
petition for an Act to incorporate "Syndics apostoliques des Freres Mineurs ou 
Franciscains" presented on April 5, together with the report made thereon by 
the Clerk of Petitions on April 17, be referred to the Standing Committee on 
Standing Orders for such recommendations as may be deemed advisable. 

Mr. Howe moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at 
the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to present a bill to amend The Canadian Wheat Board 
Act, 1935, inter alia, to extend the provisions of "Part II--Control of Elevators 



240 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

and Railways" to August 1, 1953; to extend the definition of "pool period" to 
include each crop year subsequent to July 31, 1950, and prior to August 31, 
1953; to vary the payments by the Board to producers selling and delivering 
wheat produced in a designated area; to extend the provisions of "Part IV-- 
Regulation of Interprovincial and Export Trade in Wheat", to August 1, 1953; 
and to substitute a Schedule of mills and warehouses declared works for the 
general advantage of Canada for the present Schedule to the Act. 
Whereupon, Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Order being read for the IIouse to resolve itself again into Com- 
mittee of Supply: 
Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

And a Debate arising thereon: 
Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. Knowles, moved in amendment thereto:- 
That all the words after the word "That" to the end of the question be struck 
out and the following substituted therefor: 
"this House regrets the failure of the Government to implement the 
promise of the Liberal Party, which was given to the people of Canada 
in August, 1948, to reimpose selective price controls for the protection 
of the consumer in any field where prices prove to be unreasonable." 
After further Debate, the question being put on the said proposed amend- 
ment; it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 

Argue, Coyle, Jones, Noseworthy, 
Blair, Diefenbaker, Knight, Pearkes, 
Byrne, Fraser, Knowles, Thatcher, 
Casselman, Graydon, Lennard, White (Hastings- 
Catherwood, Harris (Danforth), MacInnis, PeterboroughL 
Coldwell, Hodgson, McLure, Wright---23. 

NAYS 
Messrs. 

Anderson, Benidickson, Bonnier, Brown (Essex West), 
Applewhaite, Bennett, Boucher, Bruneau, 
Arsenault, Bertrand, Bourget, Cameron, 
Ashbouzne, Beyerstein, Bradette, Cannon, 
Bater, Blackmore, Bradley, Cauchon, 
Beaude.n, Blanchette, Breithaupt, Cavers, 
Belzile, Boisvert, Brisson, Chevrier, 



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Claxton, Gingras, Little, Richard 
Corry, Gingues, Low, (Ottawa East), 
CSt (S. Jean- Goode, MacDougall, Riley, 
Iberville- Gosselin, MacKenzie, Roberge, 
Napierville), Hansell, MacLean (Cape Robertson, 
CSt (Verdun- Harris (Grey-Bruce), Breton North Robinson, 
La Salle), Harrison, and Victoria), Rooney, 
Croll, Hellyer, MacNaught, Ross (Hamilton 
Cruickshank, Helme, Macnaughton, East), 
Darroch, Hetland, McCubbin, St. Laurent, 
Dechene, Hosking, McCusker, Shaw, 
Dickey, Howe, McIvor, Simmons, 
Dion, Huffman, McLean (Huron- Sinclair, 
Douglas, Jeffery, Perth), Sinnott, 
DubS, Jutras, Mass, Smith (Queens- 
Dumas, Kent, Matthews, She]burne), 
Eyre, Kickham, Maybank, Smith (York North), 
Fair, Kirk (Antigonish- Mayhew, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Ferrie, Guysborough), Monette, Stick, 
Fournier (Hull), Kirk (Digby- Murray (Oxford), Stuart (Charlotte), 
Fournier (Maison- Yarmouth), Mutch, Thomas, 
neuve-Rosemont), Lafontaine, Nadon, Thomson, 
Fulford, Laing, Pearson, Tremblay, 
Gagnon, Langlois (Berthier- Pinard, Ward, 
Garland, Maskinong), Poulin, Warren, 
Garson, Langlois (Gasp), Proudfoot, Weaver, 
Gauthier Lapointe, Prudham, Welbourn, 
(Lac-St. Jean), Larson, Quelch, Winkler, 
Gauthier (Sudbury), Leduc, Ratelle, Winters, 
Gauthier (Portneuf), Lefranois, Richard (St. Maurice- Wood--136. 
George, Lesage, Lafleche), 

And the question being put on the main motion: it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, and 
progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to 
sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

Mr. Bradley moved,--That a special committee consisting of Messrs. 
Applewhaite, Argue, Balcer, Boisvert, Boucher, Brooks, Browne (St. John's 
West), Cameron, Cannon, Carroll, Dewar, Diefenbaker, Douglas, Fair, Fournier 
(Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Fulford, Garland, Green, Hellyer, Herridge, Jeffery, 
Kent, McWilliam, Power, Valois, Viau, Ward, Welbourn, White (Middlesex 
East), Wylie, be appointed to study the several amendments to The Dominion 
Elections Act, 1938, and amendments thereto, suggested by the Chief Electoral 
Officer, to study the said Act, to suggest to the House such amendments as the 
committee may deem advisable, and report from time to time, with power to 
send for persons, papers and records and to print the proceedings and that 
the provisions of Section 1 of Standing Order 65 be waived in respect to this 
committee. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 



242 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called nder Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

Mr. Winkler moved,--That the following Divorce Bills from the Senate 
be now read the second time:- 
Bill No. 18 (Letter J of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Doris Joan Guest Rigg". 
Bill No. 19 (Letter K of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the-relief of 
Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam". 
Bill No. 20 (Letter L of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett". 
Bill No. 21 (Letter IV[ of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson". 
Bill No. 22 (Letter N of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Aili Katriina Salokannel Martel". 
Bill No. 23 (Letter O of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson". 
Bill No. 24 (Letter P of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Gladys Harriet Hassall Thorn". 
Bill No. 25 (Letter Q of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elisabeth Mavis Cann Joasse". 
Bill No. 26 (Letter R of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Eric Lacate". 
Bill No. 27 (Letter S of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick". 
Bill No. 28 (Letter T of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sigrid Denston Day". 
Bill No. 29 (Letter U of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Beatrice Campbell McClay". 
Bill No. 30 (Letter V of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers". 
Bill No. 31 (Letter W of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Miriam Roberta Weir Caryer". 
Bill No. 32 (Letter X of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino". 
Bill No. 33 (Letter Y of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mary Thomson Cadieux". 
Bill No. 34 (Letter Z of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Veronica Pearl Fatllkner MacKenzie". 
Bill No. 35 (Letter A-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elizabeth Hampshier Ayton Reilley". 
Bill No. 36 (Letter B-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sybil Elliott Karr Boulanger". 
Bill No. 37 (Letter C-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson". 
Bill No. 38 (Letter D-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Albert Ernest Curtis". 
Bill No. 39 (Letter E-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Annie Swales Barber". 
Bill No. 40 (Letter F-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette". 
Bill No. 41 (Letter G-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Edith Mary Stone Ryan". 



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Bill No. 42 (Letter H-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz". 
Bill No. 43 (Letter I-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Harry Rudner". 
Bill No. 44 (Letter J-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothea Joan Lawrence Gamble". 
Bill No. 45 (Letter K-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Walter St. Andre Bawn". 
B_ll No. 46 (Letter L-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Alison Hamilton Brown Weldon". 
Bill No. 47 (Letter M-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Hazel May Wilkie MacLeod". 
Bill No. 48 (Letter N-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
William Gordon Cascadden". 
Bill No. 49 (Letter O-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Romeo Lefebvre". 
Bill No. 50 (Letter P-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Kathleen Veronica Thompson Davidson". 
Bill No. 51 (Letter Q-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Joseph Arthur Winsorlow Brisebois". 
Bill No. 52 (Letter R-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Margaret May Tuck Reicker". 
Bill No. 53 (Letter S-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mabel Kearley Budgell". 
Bill No. 57 (Letter T-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum". 
Bill No. 58 (Letter U-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Fred Marcus". 
Bill No. 59 (Letter V-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Belva Rubin Bercusson". 
Bill No. 60 (Letter W-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of 1R.eginald E. Martin". 
Bill No. 61 (Letter X-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Moore Holland Towers". 
Bill No. 62 (Letter Y-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Benditsky Kursner Kobernick". 
Bill No. 63 (Letter Z-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg". 
Bill No. 64 (Letter A-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helene Eugenie Hortense Holmes Said". 
Bill No. 65 (Letter B-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Amanda Doris Drachler Segalowitz, otherwise known as Amanda Doris 
Drachler Selton". 
Bill No. 66 (Letter C-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Florence Druckman Oliver". 
Bill No. 67 (Letter D-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Albert Gedeon Martin". 
Bill No. 68 (Letter E-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Brandel Avrutick Cutler". 
Bill No. 69 (Letter F-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Freda Geraldine Rodgers". 
Bill No. 70 (Letter G-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hattie May Dawson Wood". 
Bill No. 71 (Letter H-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke". 



244 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 72 (Letter I-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson". 
Bill No. 73 (Letter J-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clifford Willis Collins". 
Bill No. 74 (Letter K-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alfred Beatty Harris". 
Bill No. 75 (Letter L-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Claire Jeanne D'Arc Sagala De Montignac". 
Bill No. 76 (Letter M-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norma Maria De Montignac Des Jardins". 
Bill No. 77 (Letter N-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow". 
Bill No. 78 (Letter 0-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch". 
Bill No. 79 (Letter P-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone". 
Bill No. 80 (Letter Q-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Adele Kuznetz Paquette". 
Bill No. 91 (Letter V-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie". 
Bill No. 92 (Letter W-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney". 
Bill No. 93 (Letter X-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Burns Herdman Elder". 
Bill No. 94 (Letter Y-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Col]igan". 
Bill No. 95 (Letter Z-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of E/fie Irene Collier Newman". 
}ill No. 96 (Letter A-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Anne England McNab". 
Bill No. 97 (Letter B-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martha Jean Brooks Markell". 
Bill No. 98 (Letter C-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick". 
Bill No. 99 (Letter D-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jeannine Martineau Masse". 
Bill No. 100 (Letter E-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Borman Archambault". 
Bill No. 10! (Letter F-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edwin Dawson". 
Bill No. 102 (Letter G-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mavis Barker Billingham". 
Bill No. 103 (Letter H-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Roland Gour". 
}ill No. 104 (Letter I-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke". 
Bill No. 105 (Letter J-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
f Sylvia Singer Mepham". 
Bill No. 106 (Letter K-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Kathleen Baxter Simons". 
Bill No. 107 (Letter L-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio". 
Bill No. 108 (Letter M-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dent Harrison". 
Bill No. 109 (Letter N-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch". 



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To the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Blls: 
Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada". 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 84 {Letter F of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting United Grain Growers Limited", was 
allowed to stand. 
{Public Bills) 
The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 2, An Act to amend 
the Criminal Code (Capital Punishment): 
Mr. Thatcher, seconded by Mr. Knight, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 
The hour for Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Bradley: That a special committee consisting of Messrs. Applewhaite, Argue, 
Balcer, Boisvert, Boucher, Brooks, Browne {St. John's West), Cameron Cannon, 
Carroll, Dewar, Diefenbaker, Douglas, Fair, Fournier (Maisonneuve-Rose- 
mont), Fulford, Garland, Green, Hellyer, Herridge, Jeffery, Kent, McWilliam, 
Power, Valois, Viau, Ward, Welbourn, White {Middlesex East), Wylie, be 
appointed to study the several amendments to The Dominion Elections Act, 
1938, and amendments thereto, suggested by the Chief Electoral Officer, to 
study the said Act, to suggest to the House such amendments as the committee 
may deem advisable, and report from time to time, with power to send for 
persons, papers, and records and to print the proceedings, and that the pro- 
visions of Section 1 of Standing Order 65 be waived in respect to this committee. 
After further Debate, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

Mr. Howe moved,--That a special committee be appointed to examine into 
the operations of the National Research Council: that the said committee be 
empowered to sit during the sittings of the House and to print such papers and 
evidence from day to day as may be ordered by the committee: and to report 
from time to time: that the said committee consist of Messrs. Breithaupt, 
Brooks, Bourget, Coldwell, Gibson {Comox-Alberni), Green, Kirk (Digby- 
Yarmouth), Low, McCusker, McIlraith, Murphy, Pinard, Stuart (Charlotte), 
and Winkler. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. McCann: That a select committee be appointed on radio broadcasting to 
consider the annual report of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and to 
review the policies and aims of the Corporation and its regulations, revenues, 
expenditures and development, with power to examine and inquire into the 
matters and things herein referred to and to report from time to time their 
observations and opinions thereon, and to send for persons, papers and 
records; 
That the committee have power to print such papers and evidence from day 
to day as may be deemed advisable or necessary. 
That the committee have power to meet while the House is sitting; 



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That the committee shall consist of the following Members : --Messrs. 
Balcer, Boisvert, C6t6 (St. Jean-Iberville-Napierville), Decore, Diefenbaker, 
Fleming, Fulton, Gauthier (Portneuf), Gauthier (Sudbury), Hansell, Henry, 
Isnor, Kent, Knight, Langlois (Gasp6), Maybank, McCann, Murray (Cariboo), 
Richard (Ottawa East), Robinson, Riley, Smith (Moose Mountain), Smith 
(Calgary West), Stewart (Winnipeg North), and Whitman; 
That the presence of at least nine members shall be a quorum of the said 
committee: and 
That Standing Orders 64 and 65 be suspended in relation thereto. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House then resumed the consideration in Committee of the Whole of a 
certain proposed Resolution respecting the Department of National Defence 
and the Armed Services of Canada. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a Bill to revise and consolidate 
in one Act the several Acts respecting the Department of National Defence 
and the Armed Services of Canada, with provision inter alia for the payment of 
pay and allowances of officers and men of the Forces, the salaries and expenses 
of members of the Defence Research Board, fees and allowances of the mem- 
bers of the Court Martial Appeal Board, the compensation for loss or damage 
due to the exercise of emergency powers, advances to meet expenses and costs 
of calling out Forces in aid of civil power, the acquisition and disposition of 
property and generally the costs of and incidental to the operation of the 
Act, and all other matters directly concerning defence. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Claxton then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 133, An Act 
respecting National Defence, which was read the first time and ordered for a 
second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to consider a 
certain proposed Resolution to amend the Militia Pension Act. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a measure to amend the Militia 
Pension Act for the purpose of changing the Title to "The Defence Services 
Pension Act"; removing anomalies and improving administration: changing the 



248 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
method of computing pensions and gratuities and establishing a Service Pen- 
sion Board to pass on requisitions for payment of pensions and gratuities. 
Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Claxton then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 134, An Act 
to amend the Militia Pension Act and change the Title thereof, which was 
read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of 
the House. 

The House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to consider a certain 
proposed Resolution respecting the payment and distribution of Prize Money, 
and progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave 
to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A D 1950 WEDNESDAY, 19TH APRIL 249 

No. 38 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 

OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 19TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that he had received from the Honour- 
able Mr. Justice Belleau and the Honourable Mr. Justice Savard, two of the 
Judges of the Superior Court of Quebec selected for the trial of an election 
petition pursuant to "The Dominion Controverted Elections Act", Report and 
Judgment rendered by the said Judges relating to the election for the Electoral 
District of Dorchester, and the same were read as follows:-- 

CANADA 
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC 
DISTRICT OF QUEBEC 
No. 5860 

(Translation) 

SUPERIOR COURT 

JOSEPH THEODORE BOUTIN AND ELOI BEGIN, 
both of Sainte Marguerite, County of Dorchester, 
Petitioners, 
--VS-- 
LEONARD DAVID TREMBLAY, journalist, 
of Sainte-Malachie, 
Respondent. 
Report to the Honourable Speaker of the House of Commons, 
Ottawa. 
We undersigned, Judges of the Superior Court for the Province of Quebec, 
hereby advise you that, on April 14, 1950, we dismissed without costs, the 
election petition presented by the above-named petitioners, asking for the 
annulment of the election of respondent as Member of the federal Parliament, 
for the electoral district of the County of Dorchester, Province of Quebec, 
which said election was held June 27, 1949. 



250 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

We attach to this report a true copy of the Judgment which we delivered 
at the said date, dismissing without costs the petition contesting the election. 

Quebec the 14th day of April, 1950. 

NOEL BELLEAU, 
Judge of the Superior Court, 
ALFRED SAVARD, 
Judge of the Superior Court. 

CANADA 
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC 
DISTRICT OF QUEBEC 

No. 5860 

SUPERIOR COURT 

JOSEPH THEODORE BOUTIN AND ELOI BEGIN, 
both of the Parish of Sainte-Marguerite, 
Petitioners; 
vs-- 
LEONARD DAVID TREMBLAY, journalist, 
of Sainte-Malachie, in the said county, 
Respondent. 

Present: The Honourables NOEL BELLEAU and ALFRED SAVARD, Judges of 
the Superior Court for the Province of Quebec. 

"The 14th day of April, one thousand nine hundred and fifty". 

JUDGMENT 

The Court: having heard the parties on the merits of the present Petition 
contesting the election and deliberated: 

WHEREAS the Petition of the Petitioners asking for the annulment of the 
federal election of the said Respondent as member of the federal Parliament 
for the electoral district of Dorchester on the date of June 27, 1949, and this, 
for the reasons mentioned in the said Petition; 

WHEREAS the Respondent challenged the said Petition; 
WHEREAS the said case was regularly inscribed for evidence and final 
hearing upon the merits, for the present April 11; 
WHEREAS at the said date the parties or their attorneys were called to 
determine the merits of the case; 
WHEREAS the Petitioners and their attorney having been called, failed 
to appear and proceed with the inquiry and the final hearing upon the merits; 
WHEREAS the default to appear was registered against them; 



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WHEREAS the Respondent, through his attorney, requested that, in view 
of the default, the said Petition of the said Petitioners contesting the election be 
dismissed without costs; 

WHEREAS there is cause to grant the said request; 

FOR THESE REASONS: 
We undersigned, Judges of the Superior Court for this Province, DISMISS 
the said Petition contesting the election of the Respondent Leonard David 
Tremblay, without costs. 
NOEL BELLEAU, 
J.S.C. 
ALFRED SAVARD, 
J.S.C. 

Mr. Fourmer (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of April 5, 1950, for a copy of the pay-rolls and 
a list of the materials used in connection with the repairs to the protection, 
fishing and wharf facilities in front of the Charles A. Forest property at 
Bonaventure, Bonaventure County, between December 1, 1949 and February 
15, 1950. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Supple- 
mentary Return to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What departments of the federal government have information 
or publicity divisions? 
2. How many employees are in each of these divisions as, (a) permanent 
civil servants; (b) temooraries? 
3. What is the total cost of operating each of these divisions? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of March 22, 1950, for a 
Return showing:--l. What was the gold reserve of the Bank of Canada as at 
December 31, 1949? 
2. What amount of gold was exported during 1949, and what countries 
received gold from Canada? 
3. What amount of gold was received by each country? 
4. What amount of gold has been sold to private persons during 1948 
under section 25 of chapter 43 of the statutes of 1934? 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered.--That the name of Mr. Noseworthy 
be substituted for that of Mr. MacInnis on the Standing Committee on External 
Affairs. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Cannon be 
substituted for that of Mr. Gingues on the Joint Committee on Old Age 
Security; and that a Message be sent to the Senate to inform Their Honours 
thereof. 



252 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 

By Mr. Murphy:--1. What is the estimated tourist revenue for Canada for 
the years 1948 and 1949? 
2. Of the amount spent for advertising (a) how much was spent in Canada 
and (b) how much was spent in the United States? 
3. What advertising firms were engaged during 1948 and 1949? 
4. How was the amount spent by each during each year? 
5. What magazines or papers were used for advertising in both Canada 
and the United States? 
6. Have any film depots been opened in the United States? If so, how many 
and how many showings were made, and in what cities? 
7. Are any employees engaged to spend full time or part time in the 
United States to promote the tourist industry? 
8. Is any arrangement made for the showing of Canadian films in United 
States theatres to promote tourist industry? If so, in what cities were showings 
made and how many? 

ty Mr. Coldwell:--l. What are the names and addresses of all persons 
employed under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act in Saskatchewan, during the 
year 19497 
2. What sum of money was paid to each person as (a) salary or wages: 
(b) sustenance; (c) mileage; (d) other allowances, and what was the nature 
of the work performed by each? 
3. How many persons were employed (a) part time; (b) full time, in 19497 
4. What was the total sum paid to all (a) part time employees; (b) full 
time employees? 
5. At what rate are (a) salaries or wages; (b) sustenance; (c) mileage; 
(d) other allowances, paid to common labour, foremen, all other employees, 
under this Act? 

By Mr. Coldwell:--l. Has any government agency made any effort to find 
accommodation for families under notice of eviction from accommodation 
administered by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation either at the 
present time or previously? 
2. If so, what agencies have undertaken to do this, and what actual steps 
have been taken? 

The following Addresses were voted to His Excellency the Governor 
General:-- 

By Mr. Knowles:--Address to His Excellency the Governor General for a 
copy of all correspondence between the federal government, including any 
Minister, department, branch or official thereof, and Steep Rock Iron Mines 
Limited, relating to governmental assistance, either direct or indirect, financial 
or otherwise, to the said company, in connection with its exploratory operations, 
the draining of Steep Rock Lake, the company's mining operations, and the 
transport of its iron ore, also a copy of all agreements entered into between the 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 19TH APRIL 253: 

federal government and the company with respect to any matters, and also 
for a copy of all Orders in Council relating to any of the matters referred to 
herein, dated at any time since January 1, 1939. 

By Mr. Knowles:--Address to His Excellency the Governor General for a 
copy of all correspondence between the federal government including any 
Minister, department, branch or official thereof, and the Canadian National 
Railways, relating to assistance to the said railway in connection with any of 
its operations having to do with the handling, loading or transporting of iron 
ore produced at Steep Rock Iron Mines, also for a copy of all agreements entered 
into between the federal government and the Canadian National Railways, 
and a copy of all Orders in Council, relating to the matters referred to herein, 
dated at any time since January 1, 1939. 

Notice of Motion No. 5 being called, as follows:-- 
"Mr. Little--The following proposed Resolution : --That, in the opinion of 
this House, the government should take into consideration the advisability of 
introducing an amendment to the Old Age Pensions Act so that it would be on 
a contributory basis with no means test and paid to all persons reaching the 
age of sixty-five years." 
The said Notice of Motion was, with the unanimous consent of the House, 
withdrawn. 

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe), seconded by Mr. Lesage, moved,--That, in the 
opinion of this House, early consideration should be given by the proper 
authorities as to the advisability of extending railway communications from 
Mont Jell, County of Rimouski, to the Gaspe Peninsula via Matane, County 
f Matapedia-Matane, and Ste. Anne des Merits, County of Gaspe. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed motion; 
it was agreed to. 

Mr. Fair, seconded by Mr. Quelch, moved,--That, in the opinion of this 
House, the government should take into consideration the advisability of giving 
clear titles to all Soldier Settlers of Great War I who hold land under contract 
with the Soldier Settlement Board. 
And a Debate arising thereon; 
Mr. Mutch, seconded by Mr. Little, moved,--That, the said Debate be now 
adjourned. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to, on the 
following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Anderson, Bennett, Bonnier, Brown (Essex West), 
Applewhaite, Black (Chateauguay- Boucher, Byrne, 
Ashbourne, Huntingdon- Bourget, Cameron, 
Bater, Laprairie), Bradette, Cannon, 
Beaudry, Blanchette, Bradley, Cavers, 
Benidickson, Boisvert, Brisson, Chevrier, 



25 HOUSE OF COMMONS " 14 GEORGE 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That on Monday, April 24 next and on Wednes- 
day, April 26 next, and every Wednesday thereafter to the end of the session, 
Government Notices of Motions and Government Orders shall have precedence 
over all other business except introduction of Bills, Questions by Members 
and Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers. 

And a Debate arising thereon: 

Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. MacInnis, moved in amendment thereto:-- 
That the motion be amended by deleting therefrom the words "and every 
Wednesday thereafter to the end of the session,". 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed amend- 
ment; it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Diefenbaker, Herridge, McLure, 
Aylesworth, Fair, Higgins, Noseworthy, 
Balcer, Ferguson, Hodgson, Pearkes, 
Beyerstein, Fleming, Johnston, Poulin, 
Blackmore, Fraser, Jones, Quelch, 
Blair, Fulton, Knight, Ross (Souris), 
Browne (St. John's Gagnon, Knowles, Shaw, 
West), Graydon, Lennard, Stanfield, 
Bryce, Green, Low, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Casselman, Hansell, Macdonnell North), 
Charlton, Harkness, (Greenwood), Thatcher, 
Coldwell, Harris (Danforth), MacInnis, Thomas, 
Coyle, Hatfield, McGregor, Tustin, 
Wright--50. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Anderson, Carroll, Garland, Isnor, 
Applewhaite, Cavers, Garson, Jeffery, 
Ashbourne, Chevrier, Gauthier Jutras, 
Bater, C6t (St. Jean- (Lac-St. Jean), Kent, 
Benidickson, Iberville- Gauthier (Sudbury), Kickham, 
Bennett, Napierville), Gauthier (Portneuf), Kirk (Antigonish- 
Bertrand, Croll, George, Guysborough), 
Blanchette, Darroch, Gingras, Kirk (Digby- 
Boisvert, Dechene, Gingues, Yarmouth), 
Boivin, Denis, Goode, Lafontaine, 
Bonnier, Dewar, Gosselin, Laing, 
Boucher, Dickey, Gour (Russell), Langlois (Gasp), 
Bourget, Dion, Gourd (Chapleau), Lapointe, 
Bradette, Douglas, Gregg, Larson, 
Bradley, Eudes, Harris (Grey-Bruc.e), Lefranqois, 
Brisson, Eyre, Harrison, Leger, 
Brown (Essex West), Ferric, Hellyer, Lesage, 
Bruneau, Follwell, Helme, Little, 
Byrne, Fontaine, Henry, MacDougall, 
Cameron, Fournier (Hull), Hetland, MacLean (Cape 
Campney, Fulford, Howe, Breton North 
Cannon, Gardiner, Hunter, and Victoria), 



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MacNaught, Maybank, Riley, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Macnaughton, Mayhew, Roberge, Stick, 
McCann, Monette, Robertson, Stuart (Charlotte), 
McCulloch, Mott, Robinson, Tremblay, 
McCusker, Murray (Oxford), Rooney, Valois, 
McIvor, Murray (Cariboo), Ross (Hamilton East), Ward, 
McLean (Huron- Mutch, Simmons, Warren, 
Perth), Nixon, Sinclair, Weaver, 
McWilliam, Pearson, Sinnott, Weir, 
Major, Proudfoot, Smith (York North), Welbourn, 
Maltais, Richard Smith (Moose Winkler, 
Martin, (Ottawa East), Mountain), Winters, 
Matthews, Wood--128. 

And the Debate continuing on the main motion; 

Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. Wright, moved in amendment thereto:- 
That the motion be amended by inserting therein immediately after the word 
"every" in the second line thereof the words: "Monday and". 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed amend- 
ment; it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 

Argue, Fraser, Hodgson, Noseworthy, 
Balcer, Fulton, Jones, Pearkes, 
Blair, Gagnon, Knight, Poulin, 
Browne (St. John's Gillis, Knowles, Ross (Souris), 
West), Green, Lennard, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Bryce, Harkness, Macdonnell North), 
Charlton, Harris (Danforth), (Greenwood), Thatcher, 
Coldwell, Hatfield, MacInnis, Tustin, 
Coyle, Herridge, McGregor, Wright--36. 
Ferguson, Higgins, McLure, 

NAYS 
Messrs. 

Anderson, Bruneau, Eudes, Gosselin, 
Applewhaite, Byrne, Eyre, Gour (lusselD, 
Ashbourne, Cameron, Fair, Gourd (Chapleau), 
Bater, Cannon, Ferrie, Gregg, 
Benidickson, Carroll, Follwell, Hansell, 
Bennett, Cavers, Fontaine, Harris (Grey-Bruce). 
Bertrand, Chevrier, Fournier (Hull), Harrison, 
Beyerstein, Corry, Fulford, Hellyer, 
Blackmore, C6t6 (St. Jean- Gardiner, Helme, 
Blanchette, Iberville- Garland, Henry, 
Blue, Napierville), Garson, Hetland, 
Boisvert, Croll, Gauthier Howe, 
Boivin, Darroch, (Lac-St. Jean), Hunter, 
Bonnier, Dechene, Gauthier (Sudbury), Isnor, 
Boucher, Denis, Gauthier (Portneuf), Jeffery, 
Bourget, Dewar, George, Johnston, 
Bradette, Dickey, Gingras, Jutras, 
Bradley, Dion, Gingues, Kent, 
Brown (Essex West). Douglas, Goode, Kickham, 



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'AYS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Diefenbaker, Hatfield, McLure, 
Aylesworth, Fair, Herridge, Noseworthy, 
Balcer, Ferguson, Higgins, Pearkes, 
Beyerstein, Fleming, Johnston, Poulin, 
Blackmore, Fraser, Jones, Quelch, 
Blair, Fulton, Knight, Ross (Souris}, 
Browne (St. John's Gagnon, Knowles, Shaw, 
West), Gillis, Lennard, Stanfield, 
Bryce, Graydon, Low, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Casselman, Green, Macdonnell North), 
Charlton, Hansell, (Greenwood}, Thatcher, 
Coldwell, Harkness, MacInnis, Thomas, 
Coyle, Harris (Danforth), McGregor, Tustin, 
Wright--50. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of 
the Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend The Canadian 
Wheat Board Act, 1935; 

Mr. Howe moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

And a Debate arising thereon; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Diefenbaker, adjourned. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend The War Veterans' 
Allowance Act, 1946; 

Mr. Gregg moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the 
said proposed Resolution and progress having been made and reported, the 
Committee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 40 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 

HOUSE OF COMMONS 

OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 21st APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping 
owned, operated and controlled by the Government, presented the Third Report 
of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends that the Budget of Trans-Canada Air Lines 
for the year 1950 be referred to your Committee. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Cleaver, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Bradette, from the StandingCommittee on External Affairs, presented 
the First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be empowered to print from day to day 500 copies in English 
and 200 copies in French of its minutes of proceedings and evidence and that 
Standing Order 64 be suspended in relation thereto. 
2. That it be given permission to sit while the House is sitting. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Bradette, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Two Papers respecting the Canadian Business Outlook for 1950, as follows:- 
Report issued by the Department of Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, intituled: 
"Private and Public Investment in Canada, Outlook 1950". 
And also,--Report issued by the Department of Trade and Commerce, 
Ottawa, intituled: "Supply of Building Materials in Canada, Outlook 1950". 

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262 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1896, approved April 12, 1950: making and 
approving Regulations respecting the Precautions to be taken against Fire in 
Passenger Steamships, such Regulations to be cited as the "Passenger Steam- 
ships Fire Protection Regulations"; passed pursuant to sub-section 1 of section 
405 of the Canada Shipping Act, 1934. 

Mr. C5t6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1747, approved 
April 4, 1950: amending the Unemployment Insurance Contribution Regulations, 
1949, which were approved by Order in Council P.C. 6126, of December 13, 
1949. {English and French). 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,---Return 
to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Does 
the Government have printing done by private firms? 
2. If so, are tenders called for such printing? 
3. For how many printing jobs were tenders called in the fiscal year 
1948-1949? 
4. What was the total value of such printing contracts? 
5. Was the tender price of any printing contracts raised after the tender 
had been let? 
6. If so, {a) on how many contracts; (b} what was the total amount of 
such increases in the period mentioned? 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Byrne 
be substituted for that of Mr. Laing on the Standing Committee on Banking 
and Commerce. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Goode be 
substituted for that of Mr. Laing on the Standing Committee on External Affairs 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Smith 
(Calgary West), be substituted for that of Mr. Black (Cumberland); and 
That the name of Mr. Pearkes be substituted for that of Mr. Murphy; and 
That the name of Mr. Higgins be substituted for that of Mr. Hatfield; and 
That the name of Mr. Harkness be substituted for that of Mr. McLure on 
the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines. 

Mr. Chevrier, by leave of the House, introduced a Bill, No. 135, An Act 
to amend The Department of Transport Stores Act, which was read the first 
time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume 
the same at eight o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 21sT APRIL 263 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

{Private Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 84 (Letter F of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting United Grain Growers Limited"; 
Mr. Weir moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time and referred to the 
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 
(Public Bills) 
The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 3, An Act to amend 
The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act (Voluntary revocable 
check-off) ; 
Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. Wright, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The Committee of Supply then resumed, and progress having been made 
and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again at the next sitting 
of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 

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JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, hONDAY, 24TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Seventeenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was 
read as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Seventeenth 
Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Leo Berger, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Graziella Bouliane Berger. 
Of Pierre Bouchard, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Lucille Sasseville 
Bouchard. 
Of Margaret Irene Sinden Brown, now residing in Langton, Ontario, 
wife of Arnold Walter Brown of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Kasimir Bydlinski. 
Of Lillian Phillips Campeau, of Quebec, P.Q., wife of Leopold Campeau. 
Of Edna Dora Tucker Conley, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Ralph Victor 
George Conley. 
Of David Allan Ferguson, of Verdun, P.Q., husband of Mary Agnes 
Gallagher Ferguson. 
Of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine, now residing in Coldwater, Ontario, wife 
of Edward Earl Fine, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Clara Rosen Freedman, of Outremont, P.Q., wife of Louis Freedman. 
Of Arthur William Goodson, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Christina 
Campbell Pirret Goodson. 



266 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE 

Of Helena Wilhelmina Thornburg Lawton, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of John 
Gerald Lawton. 
Of Helen Meadows MacNauhton, of Westmount, P.Q., wife of Eric 
Alexander MacNauhton. 
Of Georges Poirier, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Juliette Gingras, alias 
Juliette Andree Barrett, alias Juliee Barrette Poirier. 
Of Frank Lear Rogers, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Helen Berniece 
hristie Roers. 
Of Ethel Kershaw Warren, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Victor Edward 
Warren. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Dechene be 
substituted for that of Mr. Macdonald (Edmonton East) on the Sessional Com- 
mittee on Railways and Shipping owned, operated and controlled by the 
Government. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Jones be 
substituted for that of Mr. Thatcher; and 
That the name of Mr. Applewhaite be substituted for }hat of Mr. Eudes; and 
That the name of Mr. Byrne be substituted for that of Mr. Hartt; and 
That the name of Mr. Mott be substituted for that of Mr. Healy; and 
That the name of Mr. Decore be substituted for that of Mr. Macdonald 
(Edmonton East); and 
That the name of Mr. Prudham be substituted for that of Mr. Whitman, on 
the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Knowles:--l. Was any money spent by the federal government, 
either directly or through the Canadian National Railways, in each year since 
1939, in construction projects, the purpose of which was to assist in the mining 
or transport of iron ore at or from Steep Rock Iron Mines at Atikokan, Ontario? 
If so, what was the total amount in each year, and what was the original 
authority for such payments? 
2. Was any money spent by the federal government, in each year since 1939, 
by way of freight subsidies in connection with the transport of ore as noted 
above? If so, what was the total amount in each year; from what point to what 
point do such subsidies apply and what was the original authority for such 
layments? 
3. Was any money spent by the federal government, in each year since 1939, 
by way of assistance to Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited, either direct or indirect, 
in any other way than indicated in questions 1 and 2 above? If so, what was the 
total amount in each year; what are the details of such other payments and 
what was the original authority for the same? 
4. Has Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited been granted any special tax con- 
cessions, having regard to income tax, corporation tax, excess profits tax, 



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special depreciation or accelerated depreciation, at any time since January 1, 
1939? If so, what are the details of such concessions? 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,-- 
Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--What was the amount expended month by month 
since the first of April 1949 to date in all departments of government for (a) 
travelling expenses; (b) living expenses and allowances? 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. How many government officials or representatives 
of Canada have travelled beyond the confines of Canada in connection with 
government business month by month since the first day of April 1949, and 
to date? 
2. What has been the total amount of expenditures for all travelling, 
living allowances and expenses incurred or expended by such persons since 
said date? 

By Mr. Brown (Essex West):--1. Is there presently any fee chargeable 
for the operation of a television receiving set in Canada? 
2. If not, have any plans been made for the imposition of a fee for the 
operation of a television receiving set in Canada? 
3. When is it to be introduced with relation to the establishment of tele- 
vision broadcasting and how much is each reception licence to cost? 
4. Have plans been made for the establishment of television broadcasting 
stations in Canada? 
5. If so, in what locations and when are they expected to be in operation? 
6. Have plans been made to establish a television broadcasting station in 
Windsor, Ontario? 
7. If so, what is the estimated population within a radius of a hundred 
miles that would be served by such station? 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. What is the hourly rate of wages now being paid 
to printers at the Government Printing Bureau, (a) for day work; (b) for night 
work? 
2. How many hours per week do printers work at the Government Printing 
Bureau before overtime rates begin, and what are the overtime rates? 
3. What is the hourly rate of wages now being paid to printers working 
in commercial shops (a) for day work; (b) for night work, in (i) Ottawa; 
(ii) Montreal; (iii) Toronto? 
4. How many hours per week do printers work in commercial shops, in 
(i) Ottawa; (ii) Montreal; (iii) Toronto, before overtime rates begin, and 
what are such overtime rates? 
5. What is the hourly rate of wages now being paid to printers working 
in newspaper shops, (a) for day work; (b) for night work, in (i) Ottawa; 
(ii) Montreal; (iii) Toronto? 
6. How many hours per week do printers work in newspaper shops, in 
(i) Ottawa; (ii) Montreal; (iii) Toronto, before overtime rates begin, and 
what are such overtime rates? 

By Mr. Fraser:--1. What was the total cost to each department of the 
Federal Government for advertising (a) on the radio; (b) by motion pictures, 
during the year 1949? 
2. What is the estimated cost for the same this year? 



268 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. McGregor:--l. In each province, how many veterans are settled 
under the Veterans' Land Act? 
2. In each province, how many acres are now occupied under VLA? 
3. In each province, how many acres now owned by the government are 
yet to be transferred to veterans? 
4. In each province, how many homes have been erected or are in the 
course of erection by veterans? 
5. What is the total value of the property occupied by veterans under the 
VLA in each province? 
6. In each province, what is the number of resales of veterans' property 
bought under the VLA? 
7. In each province, what is the number of inspectors or field men under 
the VLA? 
8. In each province, what is the number of VLA inspector's cars operated 
at government expense? 
9. In each province, what is the total number of cars owned and operated 
by the Department of Veterans Affairs? 
10. In each province, what is the total number of employees and officials 
in all VLA departments? 
11. In each province, what is the number of parcels of government lands, 
with or without buildings sold to other than veterans? 
12. In each province, what was the total value of all parcels sold to other 
than veterans? 
13. In each province, other than under VLA, what real estate sales were 
concluded by the Department of Veterans Affairs? 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. Have contracts affecting H.M.C.S. Cataraqui been 
let to the North Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company at any time since 
August 1, 1948? If so, how many such contracts have been let and what is 
the amount of each? 
2. Has the North Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company at any time 
since August 1, 1948, had contracts other than contracts affecting H.M.C.S. 
Cataraqui? If so, how many such contracts has it had, and what is the amount 
of each? 
3. Who are the members of this company? Is Mr. H. K. Hill connected 
therewith in any way? 
4. Who is the Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Cataraqui? 
5. Is the work under any contracts affecting H.M.C.S. Cataraqui, which 
have been let to the North Channel Ship and Yacht Company, being done 
to the satisfaction of the Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Cataraqui? 
6. Does any one other than the Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Cataraqui 
check on these contracts, and on the satisfaction of the work done thereunder? 

By Mr. Argue:--1. What are the names of all Crown corporations, boards 
or other government agencies engaged in commercial or business operations on 
behalf of the government, during 19497 
2. What was the profit or loss incurred by each? 
3. How will the losses be met in each case? 



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Mr. Diefenbaker, seconded by Mr. Brooks, moved,--That an Order of 
the House do issue for a copy of all cheques, and acknowledgments of or receipts 
therefor in respect of any allowance or allowances made or paid to the Chair- 
man or President of the Canadian National Railways on retirement, since 
January 1, 1948. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was negatived on the 
following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Fair, Herridge, Pearkes, 
Balcer, Ferguson, Hodgson, Que]ch, 
Beyerstein, Fleming, Johnston, Ross (Souris), 
Blackmore, Fraser, Jones, Shaw, 
Blair, Fulton, Knight, Sinnott, 
Brooks, Gagnon, Knowles, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Browne (St. John's Goode, Lennard, North}, 
West), Graydon, Low, Thatcher, 
Bryce, Green, Macdonnell Thomas, 
Casselman, Hansell, (Greenwood), Tustin, 
Charlton, Harkness, MacInnis, White (Middlesex 
Coldwell, Harris (Danforth), McLure, East}, 
Diefenbaker, Hatfield, Noseworthy, Wright, 
Drew, Wylie--50. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Douglas, Lafontaine, Murray (Oxford), 
Anderson, Dumas, Langlois (Gasp), Murray (Cariboo), 
Applewhaite, Ferrie, Lapointe, Mutch, 
Ashbourne, Fournier (Hull), Lefranqois, Prudham, 
Bater, Fulford, Leger, liley, 
Bennett, Gardiner, Little, loberge, 
Bertrand, Garland, MacKenzie, looney, 
Blanchette, Garson, MacLean (Cape St. Laurent, 
Blue, Gauthier Breton North), Simmons, 
Boucher, (Lac-St. Jean), and Victoria), Sinclair, 
Bourget, Gauthier (Sudbury), MacNaught, Smith (Queens- 
Bradette, Gauthier (Lapointe), Macnaughton, Shelburne), 
Brown (Essex West), Gauthier (Portneuf), McCann, Smith (Moose 
Bruneau, George, McCubbin, Mountain), 
Byrne, Gourd (Chapleau), McCulloch, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Campney, Gregg, McCusker, Stick, 
Carter, Harrison, McDonald (Parry Stuart (Charlotte)- 
Chevrier, Hellyer, Sound-Muskoka), Studer, 
Clark, Helme, McIvor, Tremblay. 
Claxton, Hetland, McLean (Huron- Viau, 
Cleaver, Howe, Perth), Warren, 
Cbt (Verdun- James, Major, Weaver, 
La Salle), Jutras, Matthews, Weir, 
Dechene, Kent, Maybank, Welbourn, 
Decore, Kickham, Mayhew, Whiteside, 
Dewar, Kirk (Digby- Monette, Winkler, 
Dickey, Yarmouth), Mott. Winters, 
Dion, Wood--101. 



270 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The following Address was voted to His Excellency the Governor 
General: -- 
By Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria) :--Address to His 
Excellency the Governor General for a copy of all correspondence between 
the Federal Government, any Minister, Department, Branch or official thereof, 
and the Dominion Steel and Coal Company, or the Dominion Coal Company, 
in connection with loan of $7,500,000. Also a copy of agreement between the 
Federal Government and the company. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Abbott: That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to 
resolve itself again into Committee of Ways and Means, and on the proposed 
motion of Mr. Macdonnell {Greenwood), in amendment thereto, and on the 
proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, in amendment to the said proposed amend- 
ment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Stanfield, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 25TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Eighteenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was read 
as follows:-- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Eighteenth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petition for a Private 
Bill, and finds that all the requirements of the 95th Standing Order have been 
complied with, viz:-- 
Of Frank S. Johnson, of Montreal, P.Q., Curtis H. Chipman, of Bedford, 
Nova Scotia, and George B. Robertson, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for an Act to 
incorporate United Security Insurance Company. 

Mr. Breithaupt, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and 
Telegraph Lines, presented the First Report of the said Committee, which is 
as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be authorized to sit while the House is sitting; 
2. That it be authorized to print from day to day 750 copies in English 
and 300 copies in French of its minutes of proceedings and evidence, and that 
Standing Order 64 be suspended in relation thereto. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Breithaupt, the said Report was 
concurred in. 



272 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Breithaupt, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and 
Telegraph Lines, presented the Second Report of the said Committee, which 
is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), 
intituled: "An Act respecting the purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway 
Company of shares of the capital stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal 
Railway Company," and has agreed to report same without amendment. 

Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, laid before the House,--Copy of an Agreement signed at Ottawa, 
April 24, 1950, by the Government of Canada and six Provincial Governments 
with respect to the construction of a Trans-Canada Highway. 

Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of April 19, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What are the names and addresses of all persons employed under 
the Prairie Farm Assistance Act in Saskatchewan, during the year 1949? 
2. What sum of money was paid to each person as (a) salary or wages; 
{b} sustenance; (c) mileage: (d) other allowances, and what was the nature 
of the work performed by each? 
3. How many persons were employed {a) part time; {b) full time, in 1949? 
4. What was the total sum paid to all (a) part time employees; (b) full 
time employees? 
5. At what rate are (a) salaries or wages; (b) sustenance; (c) mileage; 
(d) other allowances, paid to common labour, foremen, all other employees, 
under this Act? 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Abbott: That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to 
resolve itself again into Committee of Ways and Means, and on the proposed 
motion of Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood), in amendment thereto, and on the 
proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, in amendment to the said proposed amend- 
ment. 

And the Debate still continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order ]or Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Public Bills) 
The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 4, An Act respect- 
ing Canada Day. 
Mr. C6t6 (Matapedia-Matane), seconded by Mr. Benidickson, moved,--That 
the said Bill be now read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 25TH APRIL 273 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Abbott: 
That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again 
into Committee of Ways and Means, and on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Macdonnell (Greenwood), in amendment thereto, and on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Coldwell, in amendment to the said proposed amendment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Smith (Calgary West), adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 26TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Cleaver from the Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping owned, 
operated and controlled by the Government presented the Fourth Report of 
the said Committee, which is as follows: 
Your Committee recommends that it be empowered to print from day to 
day such copies of its minutes of proceedings and evidence, in addition to those 
ordered by the House on Friday, March 24, 1950, as may be ordered by the 
Committee. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Cleaver, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Picard, from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented 
the First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows: 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be granted leave to sit while the House is sitting. 
2. That it be empowered to print from day to day such papers and 
evidence as may be ordered by the Committee. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Picard, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid 
before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,-- 
Report of the Operation of the Farm Improvement Loans Act, 1944, for the year 
ended December 31, 1949, pursuant to Statutes of Canada 1944, Chapter 41, 
Section 13. 



276 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr Macdonnell 
(Greenwood) be substituted for that of Mr. Fulton on the Standing Com- 
mittee on Public Accounts. 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as 
an Order for Return, under sub-section 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order 
of the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Coldwell:--l. What steps has the government taken to make sure 
that the agreement between Colonial Corporation and Central Mortgage and 
Housing Corporation with respect to the property situated 10820 Laval road, 
Ville St. Laurent, province of Quebec, will be adhered to? 
2. What increases in rents have been permitted by the Rental Administra- 
tion of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board since the Colonial Corporation 
became the owner of the property in question? 

On motion of Mr. St. Laurent it was resolved,--That the provisions of 
Standing Order 28, in relation to Mr. Speaker leaving the Chair without question 
put for the House to go into Committee of Ways and Means, be suspended for 
the sittings of Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, 1950. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Abbott: That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to 
resolve itself again into Committee of Ways and Means, and on the proposed 
motion of Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood), in amendment thereto, and on the 
proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, in amendment to the said proposed amend- 
ment. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Fleming, adjourned. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until tomorrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 44 

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OF THE 
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OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 27H APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
name of the Honourable Senator Fogo had been substituted for that of the 
Honourable Senator Stevenson on the list of Senators appointed to serve on 
the Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament on Old Age Security. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--Report on 
the Operations under Part II of the Export Credits Insurance Act for the fiscal 
year ended March 31, 1950, pursuant to Statutes of Canada 1944, C. 39, S. 26. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Gagnon:--l. What was the total number of employees of the 
Government of Canada, including employees of departments, boards, com- 
missions, Crown corporations and all other agencies, as at January 1, 1949? 
2. What was the total amount of salaries, wages and allowances paid to 
such employees during the month of January, 1949? 
3. What was the total number of employees of the Government of Canada, 
including employees of departments, boards, commissions, Crown corporations 
and other agencies, as at December 31, 1949, or the latest available date? 
4. What was the total amount of salaries, wages and allowances paid to 
such employees during the month of December, 1949, or the month for which 
the answer to Question No. 3 was given? 



278 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

5. How many employees appointed by Federal Authority during 1949, or 
the closest period for which figures are available, were bilingual? 

By Mr. Fraser:--What are the names, duties, salaries and travelling 
expenses, during 1949, of all those engaged in publicity or information work in 
each department of the government? 

By Mr. Argue:--1. What sum was paid by the Federal Government in 
each of the provinces, during each of the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, towards 
(a) forest and bush clearance; (b) soil drainage? 
2. What percentage of the cost of each project was paid by the Federal 
Government? 
3. From what vote or votes was the money obtained? 
4. What acreage was re-claimed through (a) forest and bush clearance; 
(b) soil drainage, in each of the provinces, during each of these years? 

Pursuant to Special Order passed on Wednesday, April 26, 1950, the House 
then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Abbott: 
That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again 
into Committee of Ways and Means. 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood), seconded 
by Mr. Green, in amendment thereto :--That all the words after "That" to the 
end of the question be deleted and the following be substituted therefor: 
"this House regrets that the policies of the Government, as announced by 

the Minister of Finance, 
(1) 
(2) 

(3) 

make higher taxation inevitable; 
make no adequate attempt to eliminate extravagance and avoid 
unnecessary expenditure; and 
make no provision for a program of national development, without 
which there can be no hope of a reduction of taxation and the present 
high cost of living." 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. MacInnis, 
in amendment thereto : --That the amendment be amended by deleting there- 
from all the words after the words "Minister of Finance" and by inserting 
instead thereof the following words: 
"(1) indicate that the Government is prepared to accept the present level 
of production as adequate for the country and as placing a limit on 
the services and security to be provided for our people; and 
(2) make no provision for increased national production through economic 
planning, public control of investment, public ownership of monopo- 
listic industries, and the full and proper development and use of our 
resources, so as to ensure a rising standard of living and comprehensive 
social security for the Canadian people." 

And after further Debate, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment to the proposed amendment; it was negatived on the following 
division: -- 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 27TH APRIL 279 

Argue, 
Bryce, 
Coldwell, 

Herridge, 
Jones, 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Knowles, 
MacInnis, 
Noseworthy, 

Stewart (Winnipeg 
North), 
Thatcher, 
Wright--12. 

:NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Denis, Kickham, 
Adamson, Dickey, Kirk (Antigonish- 
Applewhaite, Dion, Guysborough), 
Arsenault, Douglas, Kirk (Digby- 
Ashbourne, Dumas, Yarmouth), 
Bater, Eyre, LaCroix, 
Beaudoin, Fauteux, Lafontaine, 
Beaudry, Ferguson, Laing, 
Benidickson, Ferrie, Langlois (Gasp), 
Bennett, Fontaine, Lapointe, 
Bertrand, Fournier (Hull), Larson, 
Beyerstein, Fournier (Maison- Lefranois, 
Blackmore, neuve-Rosemont), Leger, 
Blair, Fraser, Lennard, 
Blanchette, Gagnon, Lesage, 
Boivin, Gardiner, Little, 
Bonnier, Garson, Low, 
Boucher, Gauthier Macdonnell 
Bourget, (Lac-St. Jean), (Greenwood), 
Bradette, Gauthier (Sudbury), MacKenzie, 
Breithaupt, Gauthier (Lapointe), MacLean (Cape 
Brisson, Gauthier (Portneuf), Breton North 
Brown (Essex West), George, and Victoria), 
Browne (St. John's Gingras, MacNaught, 
West), Gingues, McCulloch, 
Byrne, Goode, McCusker, 
Cameron, Gosselin, McDonald (Parry 
Campney, Gour (Russell), Sound-Muskoka), 
Cannon, Gourd (Chapleau), McGregor, 
Carroll, Gregg, McIvor, 
Carter, Hansell, McLean (Huron- 
Catherwood, Harkness, Perth), 
Cavers, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McLure, 
Charlton, Helme, McWilliam, 
Chevrier, Henry, Maj or, 
Conacher, Hetland, Maltais, 
Corry, Higgins, Mass, 
C6t (Verdun- Hodgson, Maybank, 
La Salle), Hosking, Monette, 
Coyle, Howe, Mott, 
Croll, Huffman, Murray (Oxford), 
Cruickshank, Hunter, Murray (Cariboo), 
Darroch, Isnor, Mutch, 
Dechene, James, Nixon, 
Decore, Jutras, Pearkes, 
Demers, Kent, Pearson, 

Pieard, 
Poulin, 
Pouliot, 
Proudfoot, 
Prudham, 
Quelch, 
Ratelle, 
Richard 
(Gloucester), 
Richard (St. Maurice- 
Lafleche), 
Richard 
(Ottawa East), 
Riley, 
Roberge, 
Robertson, 
Robinson, 
Rooney, 
Ross (Souris), 
Rowe, 
St. Laurent, 
Shaw, 
Sinclair, 
Smith (Queen.s- 
Shelburne), 
Smith (York North), 
Smith (Moose 
Mountain), 
Stanfield, 
Stewart (Yorkton), 
Stick, 
Stuart (Charlotte), 
Studer, 
Tremblay, 
Tustin, 
Viau, 
Ward,. 
Weaver, 
Weir, 
Welbourn, 
White (Hastings- 
Peterborough), 
Whiteside, 
Winkler, 
Wood, 
Wylie--167. 



280 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And after still further Debate, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment; it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Ferguson, Lennard, Rowe, 
Argue, Fraser, Low, Shaw, 
Beyerstein, Gagnon, Macdonnell Stanfield, 
Blackmore, Green, (Greenwood), Stewart (Winnipeg 
Blair, Hansell, MacInnis, North), 
Browne (St. John's Harkness, McGregor, Thatcher, 
West), Herridge, McLure, Tustin, 
Bryce, Higgins, Noseworthy, White (Hastings- 
Catherwood, Hodgson, Pearkes, Peterborough), 
Charlton, Jones, Poulin, Wright, 
Coldwell, Knight, Quelch, Wylie43. 
Coyle, Knowles, Ross Souris), 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Dewar, Jutras, Picard, 
Applewhaite, Dickey, Kent, Pouliot, 
Arsenault, Dion, Kickham, Proudfoot, 
Ashbourne, Douglas, Kirk (Antigonish- Prudham, 
Bater, Dumas, Guysborough), Ratelle, 
Beaudoin, Eyre, Kirk (Digby- Richard 
Beaudry, Fauteux, Yarmouth), (Gloucester), 
Benidickson, Ferrie, Lafontaine, Richard (St. Maurice- 
Bennett, Fournier (Hull), Laing, Lafleche), 
Bertrand, Fournier (Maison- Langlois (Gasp6), Richard 
Blanchette, neuve-Rosemont), Larson, (Ottawa East), 
Boisvert, Gardiner, Lefranois, Riley, 
Boivin, Garson, Lesage, Roberge, 
Bonnier, Gauthier MacKenzie, Robertson, 
Boucher, (Lac-St. Jean), MacLean (Cape Robinson, 
Bourget, Gauthier (Lapointe), Breton North Rooney, 
Bradette, Gauthier (Portneuf), and Victoria), Sinclair, 
Breithaupt, George, MacNaught, Smith (Queens- 
Brisson, Gingras, McCulloch, Shelburne), 
Brown (Essex West), Gingues, McCusker, Smith (York North), 
Byrne, Goode, McDonald (Parry Smith (Moose 
Cameron, Gosselin, Sound-Muskoka), Mountain), 
Campney, Gour (Russell), McIlraith, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Cannon, Gourd (Chapleau), McIvor, Stick, 
Carroll, Gregg, McWilliam, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Carter, Harris (Grey-Bruce), Major, Studer, 
Cavers, Harrison, Maltais, Tremblay, 
Chevrier, Helme, Mass6, Viau, 
Conacher, Henry, Maybank, Ward, 
Corry, Hetland, Monette, Warren, 
C6t6 (Verdun- Hosking, Mott, Weaver, 
La Salle), Huffman, Murray (Oxford), Weir, 
Cruickshank, Hunter, Murray Cariboo), Welbourn, 
Darroch, Isn, t, Mutch, Whiteside, 
Decore, James, Nixon, Winkler, 
Denis, Wood--129. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 27TH APRIL 281 

And the question being put on the main motion: That Mr. Speaker do now 
leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again into Committee of Ways 
and Means; it was agreed to, on division. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Ways and 
Means, and progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained 
leave to sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 28TH APRIL, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informin this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 136 (Letter L-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Bell Lifshitz". 
Bill No. 137 (Letter M-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Matthew Waagemans". 
Bill No. 138 (Letter N-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre". 
Bill No. 139 (Letter 0-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Toulch Standard". 
Bill No. 140 (Letter P-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thomas Gordon Williams". 
Bill No. 141 (Letter Q-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Lerner Baker". 
Bill No. 142 (Letter R-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Robert Earl Skinner". 
Bill No. 143 (Letter S-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Chasia Berger Wolf". 
Bill No. 144 (Letter T-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Henry William Askew". 
Bill No. 145 (Letter U-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leman Makinson". 
Bill No. 146 (Letter V-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Anna Levesque Kirkland". 
Bill No. 147 (Letter W-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Barrymore Stone". 



2'84 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 148 (Letter X-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade". 
Bill No. 149 CLetter Y-4 of the. Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitcheli", 
Bill No. 150 (Letter Z-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning". 
Bill No. 151 (Letter A-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
George Bruce Lancaster". 
And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the above-mentioned bills were founded, pray- 
ing for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

Pursuant to Special Order passed on Wednesday, April 26, 1950, the Orde 
was read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee of Ways and 
Means; 

Mr. Abbott then moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

And the question being proposed; 

Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Diefenbaker, moved in amendment : --That all 
the words after "That" to the end of the question be deleted and the following 
substituted therefor: 
"consideration should be given to the matter of appointing a Royal Com- 
mission for the purpose of examining and making recommendations for: 
1. Reducing public expenditure to the lowest point consistent with 
efficiency. 
2. Eliminating duplication of overlapping services. 
3. Consolidating all public services and departmental activities of a 
similar nature. 
4. Improving the general efficiency of Government and assuring to all 
members of the Civil Service full recognition of their responsibilities. 
And without limiting the generality of the foregoing to make such further 
recommendations as may contribute to the general efficiency of the 
organization of government". 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees" under "Routine Proceedings". 



/k.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 28TH APRIL 285 

Mr. McCulloch then, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals 
and Telegraph Lines, presented the Third Report of the said Committee, which 
is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta 
Natural Gas Company, and has agreed to report it without amendment. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The order being read for the House in Committee of the Whole on Bill 
No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the purchase 
by Canadian Pacific Railway Company of shares of the capital stock of The 
Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway Company", was allowed to stand. 

(Public Bills) 

The order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 5, An Act to amend 
The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935; 
Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Bryce, moved,--That the said Bill be now read 
the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the said motion was, by leave of the House, 
withdrawn. 

The said Order was then, by leave of the House, discharged and the Bill 
withdrawn. 

The Orders being severally read for the second reading of the following 
Bills, were allowed to stand, viz:-- 
Bill No. 6, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investi- 
gation Act (Enforcement). 
Bill No. 10, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investi- 
gation Act (Reinstatement and Compensation). 
]ill No. 11, An Act to amend The Dominion Elections Act, 1938 (Age of 
Voters). 
]ill No. 13, An Act to provide for the Jurisdiction of the Exchequer Court 
of Canada in Matters of Divorce. 
]ill No. 131, An Act to amend An Act to incorporate Westcoast Trans- 
mission Company Limited. 
]ill No. 132, An Act to amend The Pipe Lines Act. 

The House then resumed Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Thatcher: 
That Bill No. 2, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Capital Punishment), be 
now read the second time. 

And the Debate still continuing: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Fournier (Hull), adjourned. 
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286 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
uf Mr. Knowles: That Bill No. 3, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and 
Disputes Investigation Act (Voluntary revocable check-off), be now read the 
second time. 

And the Debate still continuing: 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Abbott: 
That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself again 
into Committee of Ways and Means, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Drew, 
in amendment thereto. 

And the Debate still continuing, tle said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Ross (Souris), adjourned. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees" under "Routine Proceedings". 

Mr. McCulloch then, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals 
and Telegraph Lines, presented the Fourth Report of the said Committee, which 
is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie 
Transmission Lines Limited, and has agreed to report it without amendment. 
Clause 3 of the said Bill No. 9 provides that the Capital Stock of the 
Company shall consist of five million shares of "no par value". 
Standing Order 93 (3) stipulates the charges to be collected on the declared 
value of Capital Stock, but no provision is made in that Standing Order for 
levying a charge when Capital Stock has "no par value". 
Your Committee recommends that the Capital Stock in Bill No. 9 be 
deemed, for taxing purposes, to be worth $3.00 per share. 
By unanimous consent, Mr. McCulloch moved,--That the recommendation 
contained in the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals 
and Telegraph Lines respecting a Capital Stock charge on Bill No. 9, An Act 
to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited, be concurred in. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, urtil Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m., 
(Daylight Saving Time). 



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OTTAWA, MONDAY, lsT MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Nineteenth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, which was 
read as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Nineteenth Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private Bills, 
severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to dissolve 
the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 95th 
Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Gerald Haddon 
Bernier. 
Of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Ronald Alexander 
Blane. 
Of Lena Grace Connolly Hibberd, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of William Henry 
Hibberd. 
Of J. Lucien Alphonse Martel, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Gabrielle 
Marotte Martel. 
Of Martin Luke Marlow, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Viola May Foster 
Marlow". 
Of Zemelia Katrina Ayoub MacDonald, now residing in Kirkland Lake, 
Ontario, wife of Francis Alain de Lotbiniere MacDonald of Westmount, P.Q. 
Of Hilda Brooks Nangreaves, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Frederick Harry 
Nangreaves. 
Of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of John 
Neufville Badgley Shaw. 

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288 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Sarah Jane Greeley Smith, of St. John's, Newfoundland, wife of Abram 
Smith. 
Of June Hedy Leshynska Thompson, of Outremont, P.Q., wife of Maurice 
Joseph Thompson. 
Of Jean Paul Verret, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Simonne Paquin 
Verret. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid 
before the House,--Annual Report of the Foreign Exchange Control Board to 
the Minister of Finance for the year ended December 31, 1949, pursuant to the 
Statutes of Canada 1946, Chapter 53, section 39(2). (English and French). 

Mr. MacNaught, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries, laid 
before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,--The 
Nineteenth Annual Report f the Department of Fisheries, being the Eighty- 
second Annual Fisheries Report for the Dominion of Canada for the year ended 
March 31, 1949. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, 
viz:-- 
Bill No. 136 (Letter L-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Bell Lifshitz".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 137 (Letter M-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Matthew Waagemans".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 138 (Letter N-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 139 (Letter 0-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Toulch Standard".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 140 (Letter P-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thomas Gordon Williams".----Mr. Wtnkler. 
Bill No. 141 (Letter Q-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Lerner Baker".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 142 (Letter R-4 of the Senate). intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Robert Earl Skinner".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 143 (Letter S-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Chasia Berger Wolf".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 144 (Letter T-4 of the Senate). intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Henry William Askew". Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 145 (Letter U-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leman Makinson".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 146 (Letter V-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Anna Levesque Kirkland".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 147 (Letter W-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Barrymore Stone". Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 148 (Letter X-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade". Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 149 (Letter Y-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitchell".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 150 (Letter Z-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning".-Mr. Winkler. 



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Bill No. 151 (Letter A-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
George Bruce Lancaster".--Mr. Winkler. 

Mr. Jutras, from his place in the House, asked leave, under Standing 
Order 31, to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing 
a definite matter of urgent public importance, and stated the subject to be:-- 
"The disastrous flood conditions in the Province of Manitoba covering 
a major part of the province and affecting the lives and livelihood of 
thousands and thousands of people." 
He then handed a written statement of the matter proposed to be dis- 
cussed to Mr. Speaker, who, having read it to the House, put the question: Has 
the Member leave to proceed? 

No objection being taken; 
Mr. Speaker accordingly called upon the Member to propose his motion. 
Mr. Jutras, seconded by Mr. Viau, then moved,--That the House do now 
adjourn. 

After Debate thereon, the said motion was, by leave of the House, with- 
drawn. 

Mr. Maybank moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the 
House to go into Committee of the Whole on Private Bills (pursuant to Standing 
Order 110), which was agreed to. 

The Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), entituled: "An Act respecting 
the purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway Company of shares of the capital 
stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway Company", was considered 
in Committee of the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the 
Committee obtained lea-re to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

The Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, was 
considered in Committee of the Whole, and progress having been made and 
reported, the Committee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting 
of the House. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 152 (Letter R-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Canadian Red Cross Society Act". 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 2ND MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 153 (Letter J-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Aeronautics Act". 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that he had received a communication 
from two Members notifying him that the following vacancy had occurred in 
the representation, viz:-- 
Of Gordon B. Isnor, Esquire, a Member for the Electoral District of Halifax, 
consequent upon his being summoned to the Senate. 
And that he had accordingly issued his Warrant to the Chief Electoral 
Officer to make out a new Writ of Election for the said Electoral District. 

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF HALIFAX 

Dominion of Canada] 
To Wit J 

House of Commons 

To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons: 
We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that a vacancy hath occurred in 
the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of 



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Halifax, Nova Scotia, due to one of the Members for the said district, Gordon 
B. Isnor, Esquire, having been summoned to the Senate. 
Given under Our Hands and Seals, at the City of Ottawa, this second day 
of May, 1950. 
LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT (L.S.) 
Member or the Electoral District o Quebec East, 
Province o] Quebec. 

ROBERT H. WINTERS (L.S.) 
Member ]or the Electoral District o] Lunenburg, 
Province o] Nova Scotia. 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce, 
presented the First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That its quorum be reduced from 15 to 10 members and that paragraph 
(d), Section (1) of Standing Order 63 be suspended in relation thereto. 
2. That it be granted leave to sit vhile the House it sitting. 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Cleaver, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce, 
presented the Second Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:-- 

Your Committee has considered Bill No. 55 (Letter E of the Senate), 
intituled: "An Act respecting The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company", 
and has agreed to report same without amendment. 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 

Bill No. 152 (Letter R-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canadian Red Cross Society Act".--Mr. Macnaughton. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Com- 
mittee of Supply: 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), moved,---That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

And a Debate arising thereon: 

Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Green. moved in amendment thereto:--That 
all the words after "That" to the end of the question be deleted, and the 
following substituted therefor: 

"this House is of the opinion that appropriate legislation should be intro- 
duced so that Communist and similar activities in Canada may be made an 
offence punishable under the Criminal Code". 



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And the Debate still continuing; 
At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock p.m. 
8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 

The Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting 
the purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway Company of shares of the capital 
stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway Company", was again con- 
sidered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the 
third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, was 
again considered in Committee of the Whole, and further progress having 
been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to consider it again at 
the next s:.tting of the House. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired: 

The House then resumed Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Fournier 
(Hull): That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve 
itself again into Committee of Supply, and on the proposed motion of Mr. Drew, 
in amendment thereto. 

And the Debate still continuing, the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Macdonnell (Greenwood), adjourned. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 154 (Letter C-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith". 
Bill No. 155 (Letter D-5 of the Senate), int':tuled: "An Act for the relief 
of Antoinette Carriere Lepine". 
Bill No. 156 (Letter E-5 ef the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott". 
Bill Nv. 157 (Letter F-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norman Hareld Lucas". 
Bill No. 158 (Letter G-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Blanche Irene Aurore Schryer Batryn". 
Bill No. 159 (Letter H-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leah Judith Godfrey Green". 
Bill No. 160 (Letter I-5 of the Senate). intitu!ed: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Martin Payne". 
Bill No. 161 (Letter J-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Geraldine Estelle Leduc Brunet". 



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And also,---A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the above mentioned divorce bills were founded, 
praying for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence 
before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 48 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 3RD MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the House the following letter which he had 
received: -- 

GOVERNMENT HOUSE 

OTTAWA 

May 2, 1950. 

Members o] the House o] Commons: 
I have received with great pleasure the Address that you have voted in 
reply to my Speech at the Opening of Parliament. I thank you sincerely for 
this Address. 
ALEXANDER OF TUNIS. 

Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria), from the Standing Com- 
mittee on Standing Orders, presented the First Report of the said Committee, 
which is as follows:-- 
Your Committee has heard representations in relation to the two petitions 
for private bills, indicated hereunder, that were presented after the time limit 
stipulated in Standing. Order 92. 
1. Kinsmen Clubs throughout Canada. 
Due to unfamiliarity with the required procedure, the petition reached 
the House of Commons one day late. 
2. Syndics apostoliques des Freres Mineurs ou Franciscains. 
The petition to the Senate was presented in time, while the petition to the 
House of Commons, after being inadvertently mislaid, was presented a few days 
after the time limit had expired. 



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In relation to the above-named petitions, your Committee recommends 
that Standing Order 92 be suspended, that the petitions be received, and that 
Standing Order 93(3){a) and (c) be suspended. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Supplementary 1Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Was any money spent by the federal government, either directly 
or through the Canadian National Railways, in each year since 1939, in con- 
struction projects, the purpose of which was to assist in the mining or transport 
of iron ore at or from Steep Rock Iron Mines at Atikokan, Ontario? If so, what 
was the total amount in each year, and what was the original authority for 
such payments? 
2. Was any money spent by the federal government, in each year since 1939, 
by way of freight subsidies in connection with the transport of ore as noted 
above? If so, what was the total amount in each year; from what point to what 
point do such subsidies apply and what was the original authority for such 
payments? 
3. Was any money spent by the federal government, in each year since 1939, 
by way of assistance to Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited, either direct or indirect, 
in any other vay than indicated in questions 1 and 2 above? If so, what was the 
total amount in each year; what are the details of such other payments and 
what was the original authority for the same? 
4. Has Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited been granted any special tax con- 
cessions, having regard to income tax, corporation tax, excess profits tax, 
special depreciation or accelerated depreciation, at any time since January 1, 
19397 If so, what are the details of such concessions? 
Also,--Supplementary Return to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, 
for a Return showing:--l. What departments of the federal government have 
information on publicity divisions? 
2. How many employees are in each of these divisions as, (a) permanent 
civil servants; (b) temporaries? 
3. What is the total cost of operating each of these divisions? 
A!so,--Return to an Order of the House of March 23, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What is the amount of money paid out as further payments on 
the wheat crols of 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 in each of the months January to 
June inclusive, 1949? 
2. What is the amount paid out as further payments on the wheat crops of 
1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 during each of the months January to June inclusive, 
in the years 1946, 1947 and 1948? 
3. What is the amount of money paid out as further payments on the wheat 
crops of 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 in each of the months July to December 
inclusive, in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 19497 
4. What is the amount paid out on P.F.R.A. account during each of the six 
months January to J-ane inclusive, 1949? 
5. What is the amount paid out on P.F.R.A. account for each of the months 
January to June inclusive, during the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 19487 
6. What is the amount paid out on P.F.R.A. account for each of the months 
July to December inclusive, for the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 19497 



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7. What is the amount paid out on P.F.A.A. account during each of the six 
months January to June inclusive, 1949? 
8. What is the amount paid out on P.F.A.A. account during each of the 
months January to June inclusive, for the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948? 
9. What is the amount paid out on P.F.A.A. account during each of the 
months July to December inclusive, during the years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 
1949? 
10. What is the amount of payments made by the Department of Agricul- 
ture directly to Canadian citizens during each of the six months January to June 
inclusive, 1949, for resons other than further payments on wheat crops, 
P.F.R.A. account and P.F.A.A. account? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Is there presently any fee chargeable for the operation of a tele- 
vision receiving set in Canada? 
2. If not, have any plans been made for the imposition of a fee for the 
operation of a television receiving set in Canada? 
3. When is it to be introduced with relation to the establishment of tele- 
vision broadcasting and how much is each reception licence to cost. 
4. Have plans been made for the establishment of television broadcasting 
stations in Canada? 
5. If so, in what locations and when are they expected to be in operation? 
6. Have plans been made to establish a television broadcasting station in 
Windsor, Ontario? 
7. If so, what is the estimated population within a radius of a hundred 
miles that would be served by such station? 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 29, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What was 
the total amount paid out in family allowances from April 1, 1946, to March 31, 
1949, or during the nearest three-year period thereto for which records are 
available? 
2. What was the total cost of administration of family allowances, not 
including payments covered by question 1, for the same three-year period? 
3. What percentage did said total cost of administration bear to the total 
amount of allowances paid out? 
4. What was the total amount paid out in old age pensions, including the 
federal and provincial portions thereof, from April 1, 1946, to March 31, 1949, 
or during the nearest three-year period thereto for which records are available? 
5. What was the total cost of administration of old age pensions, not includ- 
ing pensions paid as covered by question 4, but including both federal and 
provincial administration costs, for the same three-year period? 
6. What percentage did said total cost of administration bear to the total 
amount of pensions paid out? 

Mr. CSt (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2044, approved 
April 27, 1950: providing for the appointment and remuneration of T. H. Cooper, 
Esquire, of Montreal, Quebec, and A. J. Kelly, Esquire, of Ottawa, Ontario, as 



298 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Members of The Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee for a period 
ending June 18, 1952, pursuant to the provisions of The Unemployment Insur- 
ance Act, 1940, as amended. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
Divorce Bills on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting 
of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 153 (Letter J-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Aeronautics Act".---Mr. Chevrier. 
Bill No. 154 (Letter C-5 of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith".--Mr. WinkIer. 
Bill No. 155 (Letter D-5 of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Antoinette Carriere Lepine".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 156 (Letter E-5 of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 157 (Letter F-5 of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norman Harold Lucas".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 158 (Letter G-5 of the Scnate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Blanche Irene Aurore Schryer Batryn".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 159 (Letter H-5 of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leah Judith Godfrey Green ".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 160 (Letter I-5 of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Martin Payne".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 161 (Letter J-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Geraldine Estelle Leduc Brunet".--Mr. Winkler. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Knowles:--l. Have representations been made to the Minister of 
Justice, at any time since January 1, 1949, by any judge, group of judges, or 
association acting on behalf of judges, requesting salary increases or changes 
in pension provisions? 
2. If so, from whom have such representations been received, and under 
what date or dates? 
3. What are the main arguments put forward in any such representations? 
Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Fraser:--l. How many people are employed by the Central Mort- 
gage and Housing Corporation? 
2. Of these, how many are (a) male temporary employees; (b) female 
temporary employees; (c) male permanent civil servants; (d) female perma- 
nent civil servants? 
3. How many employees receive more than $3,500 per year? 
4. What are their names, duties, home office, salaries and travelling 
expenses for 1949? 
5. How many offices are operated by Central Mortgage and Housing Cor- 
poration? 
6. Where are they located? 
7. Does the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation pay the rent and 
tpkeep oN oll these offices? 



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8. If not, who does pay it? 
9. What is the average cost of collecting rents of all Central Mortgage and 
Housing Corporation properties? 
Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Herridge:--l. Has a tariff been imposed on penicillin? If so, what 
is the rate of such tariff and when was it first given effect? 
2. What was the value of penicillin imported into Canada for the years 
1945-46-47-48-49? 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to tP, e foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Knight:--l. Was any margarine purchased by any department of 
the Government, between January 1, 1949 and April 25, 19507 
2. If so, (a) what were the departments making the purchases: (b) what 
amounts were purchased in each case? 

By Mr. Knight:--1. What provinces signed the agreements with the 
Federal Government under the terms of the National Physical Fitness Act and 
for what periods have these agreements been made? 
2. What amounts of money have been paid to each of the provinces each 
year under the terms of the Act and what proportion of the total provincial 
expenditures on physical fitness and recreation programs do the federal 
grants make up? 
3. Has the amount of federal assistance available to each of the provinces 
been sufficient to accomplish the purposes of the Act? 
4. What regulations have been made as provided for under section 14 of 
the Act? 

By Mr. Knight:--l. What provision under the National Physical Fitness 
Act has been made for the training of volunteers, part-time, and full-time 
paid leaders for community fitness and recreation programs at the national, 
provincial and local levels? 
2. Have standards been developed for programs, personnel, and facilities 
under the direction of the Council, during the past five years? 
3. What matters have been investigated as provided for under section 10 
of the Act? 
4. Are reports available concerning the findings of such investigations? 
5. What recommendations has the Council made to the Minister with 
regard to the promotion of physical fitness and what action has been taken 
on these recommendations? 

By Mr. Balcer:--What was the total amount of travelling and removal 
expenses paid by the Federal Treasury in (a) the year 1948: (b) the year 19497 

By Mr. Higgins:-How many persons are employed in the federal services 
in Newfoundland, from (a) the province of Newfoundland; (b) other provinces? 



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By Mr. Ross (Souris):--l. Is freight assistance on western feed grains 
granted in Canada beyond Fort William, Ontario or Vancouver, British 
Columbia? 
2. If so, where to? 
3. Are milling companies or feed companies permitted freight assistance 
or drawback on freight on oats or coarse grains purchased or handled by them? 
4. If so, what companies during 1948 and 1949 obtained freight assistance 
or drawback on coarse grains and what amounts? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper officers:- 
By Mr. Herridge:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, contracts, and other documents exchanged between the Post Office 
Department, its officials, and any other parties in regard to the present mail 
contract governing delivery of mail between Nakusp and Edgewood. 

By Mr. Shaw, for Mr. Hansell:--Order of the House for a copy of all cor- 
respondence and other documents exchanged during the past ten years between 
the Dominion Government, any Minister, department, branch or official thereof, 
and any person or persons, together with inspector's reports and contracts, in 
connection with any proposed P.F.R.A. scheme for damming the Beauvais Lake 
near Pincher Creek, Alberta, at any point. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Fournier (Hull): That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House 
to resolve itself again into Committee of Supply, and on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Drew, in amendment thereto. 

And the Debate still continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Adamson, adjourned. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until tomorrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 49 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 4TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 162 (Letter L-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
John Allen Young". 
Bill No. 163 (Letter M-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laura Kathleen Potter Stewart". 
Bill No. 164 (Letter N-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Hannah Keene Ley". 
Bill No. 165 (Letter 0-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ada Friedman Mendelsohn". 
Bill No. 166 (Letter P-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Ann Mitchell Rabinovitch". 
Bill No. 167 (Letter Q-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ernest Joseph Poirier". 
Bill No. 168 (Letter R-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maria De Gregoria Zarbatany". 
Bill No. 169 (Letter S-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jean Paul Verret". 
Bill No. 170 (Letter T-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gladys Eileen Hungate Norman". 
Bill No. 171 (Letter U-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie-Anne Alice Lalonde Campey". 
Bill No. 172 (Letter V-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadye Gasn Blidner". 
Bill No. 173 (Letter W-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lera Mary Rombough Kirkey". 
Bill No. 174 (Letter X-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Micheline Loranger Major". 



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Bill No. 175 (Letter Y-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jane Letitia Hardie Ball". 
Bill No. 176 (Letter Z-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Russell Mowbray Meredith". 
And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the" above-mentioned divorce bills were 
founded, praying for Bills of Divorce: together with the papers produced in 
evidence before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

Mr. Winkler, from the Standing Commitee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, 
piesented the First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered the following Bills and has agreed to 
report them without amendment: 
Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada". 
Bill No. 84 (Letter F of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting United 
Grain Growers Limited". 

Mr. Winkler, from the Standing Commitee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, 
presented the Second Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered the following Bills and has agreed to report 
them without amendment: 
Bill No. 18 (Letter J of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Doris Joan Guest Rigg". 
Bill No. 19 (Letter K of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam". 
Bill No. 20 (Letter L of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett". 
Bill No. 21 (Letter M of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson". 
Bill No. 22 (Letter N of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Aili Katriina Salokannel Martcl". 
Bill No. 23 (Letter O of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson". 
Bill No. 24 (Letter P of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Gladys Harriet Hassall Thorn". 
Bill No. 25 (Letter Q of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse". 
Bill No. 26 (Letter R of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Eric Lacate". 
Bill No. 27 (Letter S of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick". 
Bill No. 28 (Letter T of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sigrid Denston Day". 
Bill No. 29 (Letter U of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Beatrice Campbell McClay". 
Bill No. 30 (Letter V of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers". 
Bill No. 31 (Letter W of the Senate) intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Miriam Poberta Weir Caryer". 



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Bill No. 32 (Letter X of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino". 
Bill No. 33 (Letter Y of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mary Thomson Cadieux". 
Bill No. 34 (Letter Z of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Veronica Pearl Faulkner MacKenzie". 
Bill No. 35 (Letter A-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elizabeth Hampshier Atyon Reilley". 
Bill No. 36 (Letter B-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sybil Elliott Karr Boulanger". 
Bill No. 37 (Letter C-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson". 
Bill No. 38 (Letter D-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Albert Ernest Curtis". 
Bill No. 39 (Letter E-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Annie Swales Barber". 
Bill No. 40 (Letter F-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette". 
Bill No. 41 (Letter G-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Edith Mary Stone Ryan". 
Bill No. 42 (Letter H-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz". 
Bill No. 43 (Letter I-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Harry Rudner". 
Bill No. 44 (Letter J-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothea Joan Lawrence Gamble". 
Bill No. 45 (Letter K-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Walter St. Andre Bawn". 
Bill No. 46 (Letter L-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Alison Hamilton Brown Weldon". 
Bill No. 47 (Letter M-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Hazel May Wilkie MacLeod". 
Bill No. 48 (Letter N-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
William Gordon Cascadden". 
Bill No. 49 (Letter O-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Romeo Lefebvre". 
Bill No. 50 (Letter P-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Kathleen Veronica Thompson Davidson". 
],ill No. 51 (Letter Q-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Joseph Arthur Winsorlow Brisebois". 
Bill No. 52 (Letter R-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Margaret May Tuck Reicker". 
Bill No. 53 (Letter S-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mabel Kearley Budgell". 
Bill No. 57 (Letter T-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum". 
Bill No. 58 (Letter U-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Fred Marcus". 
Bill No. 59 (Letter V-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Belva Rubin Bercusson". 
Bill No. 60 (Letter W-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Reginald E. Martin". 
Bill No. 61 (Letter X-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Moore Holland Towers". 



304 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 62 (Letter Y-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Benditsky Kursner Kobernick". 
Bill No. 63 (Letter Z-I of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg". 
Bill No. 64 (Letter A-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helene Eugenie Hortcnse Holmes Said". 
Bill No. 65 (Letter B-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Amanda Doris Drachler Segalowitz, otherwise known as Amanda Doris 
Drachler Selton". 
Bill No. 66 (Letter C-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Florence Druckman Oliver". 
Bill No. 67 (Letter D-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Albert Gedeon Martin". 
Bill No. 68 (Letter E-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Brandel Avrutick Cutler". 
Bill No. 69 (Letter F-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Freda Geraldine Rodgers". 
Bill No. 70 (Letter G-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hattie May Dawson Wood". 
Bill No. 71 (Letter H-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke". 
Bill No. 72 (Letter I-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson". 
Bill No. 73 (Letter J-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clifford Willis Collins". 
Bill No. 74 (Letter K-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alfred Beatty Harris". 
Bill No. 75 (Letter L-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Claire Jeanne D'Arc Sagala De Montignac". 
Bill No. 76 (Letter M-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nora Maria De Montignac Des Jardins". 
Bill No. 77 (Letter N-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act.for the relief 
of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow". 
Bill No. 78 (Letter 0-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch". 
Bill No. 79 (Letter P-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone". 
Bill No. 80 (Letter Q-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Adele Kuznetz Paquette". 
Bill No. 91 (Letter V-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie". 
Bill No. 92 (Letter W-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney". 
Bill No. 93 (Letter X-2 of the Senate), intituled: "'An Act for the relief 
of Stella Burns Herdman Elder". 
Bill No. 94 (Letter Y-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan". 
Bill No. 95 (Letter Z-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Effie Irene Collier Newman". 
Bill No. 96 (Letter A-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Anne England McNab". 
Bill No. 97 (Letter B-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martha Jean Brooks Markell". 
Bill No. 98 (Letter C-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick". 



306 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 127 (Letter F-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch". 
Bill No. 128 (Letter G-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn". 
Bill No. 129 (Letter H-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Alice Mary Westgate". 
Bill No. 130 (Letter I-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of John Elliot Cumming". 

Mr. Winkler, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, 
presented the Third Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be empowered to sit while the House is sitting. 
2. That the quorum be reduced from 15 to 10 members, and that Standing 
Order 63(1)(c) be suspended in relation thereto. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented a 
Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return showing:-- 
1. Have contracts affecting H.M.C.S. Cataraqui been let to the North Channel 
Ship and Yacht Repair Company at any time since August 1, 1948? If so, how 
many such contracts have been let and what is the amount of each? 
2. Has the North Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company at any time 
since August 1, 1948, had contracts other than contracts affecting H.M.C.S. 
Cataraqui? If so, how many such contracts has it had, and what is the amount 
of each? 
3. Who are the members of this company? Is Mr. H. K. Hill connected 
therewith in any way? 
4. Who is the Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Cataraqui? 
5. Is the work under any contracts affecting H.M.C.S. Cataraqui, which 
have been let to the North Channel Ship and Yacht Company, being done 
to the satisfaction of the Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Cataraqui? 
6. Does any one other than the Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Cataraqui 
check on these contracts, and on the satisfaction of the work done thereunder? 
And also,--A Return to an Order of the House of April 26, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What steps has the government taken to make sure that the 
agreement between Colonial Corporation and Central Mortgage and Housing 
Corporation with respect to the property situated 10820 Laval road, Ville St. 
Laurent, province of Quebec, will be adhered to? 
2. What increases in rents have been permitted by the Rental Administra- 
tion of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board since the Colonial Corporation 
became the owner of the property in question? 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Drew be 
substituted for that of Mr. Murphy on the Standing Committee on Public 
Accounts. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Pearkes 
be substituted for that of Mr. Green on the Special Committee on The Dominion 
Elections Act. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 4TH MAY 307 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Catherwood:--l. Has the government given consideration to the 
imposition of restrictions on the amount of the importation of vegetable and 
other oils and ingredients necessary for the manufacture of margarine? 
2. If so, with what result? 
3. What steps, if any, have been taken to increase the tariff against such 
oils? 
By Mr. Knight:--l. What was the total cost of the round the world trip of 
the Minister of External Affairs and the Minister of Fisheries? 
2. Was a plane chartered for the main trip? If so, from what company or 
organization? 
3. What was the amount of the accepted tender of that organization? 
4. Were tenders for this service requested by the Government from other 
organizations or companies? 
5. If so, what companies tendered and what were the amounts of the 
tenders. 
By Mr. Fraser:--l. How many departments, or branches, are there in the 
Department of National Health and Welfare? 
2. What are these departments or branches called? 
3. What are the functions of each? 
4. How many permanent employees in each department or branch? 
5. How many non-permanent? 
6. What was the total travelling expense for all employees of the Depart- 
ment of National Health and Welfare, in the year 1949? 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Ways and Means. 
(In the Committee) 

The following Resolutions were adopted:-- 

INCOME TAX ACT 

Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Income Tax Act and to provide, 
amongst other things:-- 

1. That for the 1949 and subsequent taxation years, the provision under 
which the 10 per cent tax rate on the first $10,000 of income of a corporation 
apDlies only to one of several related companies be amended so that the test 
of relationship of companies shall be ownership of 70 per cent or more of all 
the issued common shares of capital stock of the corporation instead of mere 
control. 

2. That in order to permit a private company to pay tax on undistributed 
income so that it may capitalize the undistributed income, the company may 
elect 

(a) to pay a tax of 15 per cent on undistributed income held by the 
corporation at the end of the 1949 taxation year and 



308 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

(b) to pay a tax of 15 per cent on undistributed income earned thereafter 
equal to the dividends distributed from time to time by the corpora- 
tion during the period when the undistributed income was earned. 

3. That for the 1949 and subsequent taxation years, there shall not be 
included in computing income amounts received in consideration for mining 
properties by prospectors who have prospected, explored or developed the 
properties, or by persons who have financed prospectors to do so, other than 
persons who carry on the business of dealing with the public in shares or 
securities or who dispose of the shares after carrying on a campaign to sell them 
to the public. 

4. That special deductions from income to taxpayers whose principal 
business is the production, refining, or marketing of petroleum or petroleum 
products or the exploring or drilling for oil or natural gas or mining or 
exploring for minerals, be allowed for expenses incurred in the 1953 opera- 
tions on the same basis as for expenses in the operations in the years 1949 
to 1952. 

5. That special deductions from income and taxes to taxpayers whose 
principal business is production, refining or marketing of petroleum or drilling 
for petroleum be allowed for expenses incurred in respect of deep-test oil wells 
in 1951 operations on the same basis as for similar expenses in 1950 operations. 

6. That for the 1950 and subsequent taxation years, section 73 of the 
Income Tax Act, which imposes a tax on income from oil royalty rights held 
by a trustee as if the trustee was a corporation, be repealed. 

7. That for the 1950 and subsequent taxation years, section 18 of the 
Income Tax Act, under which lease-option or hire purchase or like agreements 
relating to movable property are deemed to be agreements for sale and the 
payments to be purchase price and the purchaser to be the owner for purposes 
of depreciation, be extended to apply to all property except real or immovable 
property used in the business of farming. 

8. That a non-resident be exempt from the 15 per cent tax on dividends 
received by non-residents in respect of dividends received by him from a com- 
pany resident in Canada that derives substantially all of its income, directly 
or indirectly, from the operation of public utilities in the country in which the 
non-resident resides. 

9. That individuals who were resident in Newfoundland on March 31, 
1949, may, for the purposes of computing tax payable by them, elect to report 
their actual incomes for the whole year 1949 instead of that for the period after 
March 31, 1949, which is now adjusted to an amount that would correspond to 
his income for the whole year for the purpose of computing the tax. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 4TH MAY 309 

EXCISE TAX ACT 

Resolved, that it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend The Excise 
Tax Act and to provide, amongst other things:-- 

1. That the excise tax of 5 per cent on toilet soap be repealed effective on 
and after March 29, 1950 

2. That the sales tax on the following articles be repealed effective on 
and after March 29, 1950-- 
ice cream: drinks prepared from fresh milk; prepared whipping 
cream: 

3. That the sales tax on the following articles and materials be repealed 
effective on and after July 1, 1950- 
Articles and materials for the sole use of any bona fide public insti- 
tution, certified to be such by the Department of National Health and 
Welfare in accordance with regulations approved by the Governor in 
Council, whose principal purpose is to provide permanent or semi- 
permanent shelter and care in residence for children or for aged, 
infirm or incapacitated persons, and that is in receipt annually of 
aid for their maintenance from the government of Canada or of a 
province when those articles or materials are purchased in good faith 
by that public institution for its own use and not for resale. 

CUSTOMS TARIFF 
1. Resolved, that it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the 
Customs Tariff, being Chapter forty-four of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 
1927, as amended, as follows:-- 
(a) By repealing subsection four of section five and substituting the 
following:- 
"4. The said discount shall not apply in the case in which the 
duty does not exceed fifteen per centum ad valorem, or, in the case 
of a specific duty or a specific and ad valorem duty combined in 
which the computed rate does not exceed fifteen per centum ad valorem, 
or where the rate of customs duty under the British Prefercntial Tariff 
is the same as the rate of customs duty under the Most-Favoured- 
Nation Tariff, or to goods admitted into Canada which have the benefit 
of reductions provided for in the Canada-West Indies Trade Agree- 
ment, 1926." 
(b) By repealing section fourteen and substituting the following:-- 
"14. (1) The ad valorem rate of duty set forth in Tariff Item 84, 
85, 87, 92, 94 or 95 in Schedule A applies to goods specified in the Item 
imported at any time except during a period in which an order of the 
Minister under subsection two has appli_ed the rate of specific duty set 
forth in the Item in lieu of the ad valorem rate of duty in which case 
the rate of specific duty set forth in the Item applies to goods imported 
during that period. 
(2) The Minister may order that the rate of specific duty set 
out in a Tariff Item mentioned in subsection one shall apply to goods 
specified in the Item in lieu of the rate of ad valorem duty set forth 
therein for such period during each fiscal year as may be fixed by the 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 4TH MAY 313 

Tariff 
Item 

7O9 

(b) Goods, including containers or coverings filled or I 
empty, which have once been entered for con- 
sumption in Canada and have been exported there- I 
from ............................................ : 
All the foregoiv.g under such regulations as the 
Minister may prescribe. 

Provided that the goods are returned within 
five years from the time of exportation without 
having been advanced in value or improved in 
condition by any process of manufacture or other 
means, or combined with any other article abroad: 
Provided also that any such goods on which a 
refund of duty or allowance of drawba'k has been 
made shall not be admitted to eutry under this 
item except upon payment of duties equal to the 
refund or drawt)ack allowed; 
Provided further that any of such goods manu-I 
factured in bond or under: excise regulations inl 
Canada aml exported shall not be admitted to 
entry except upon payment of the ('ustoms or 
Excise duties to whi,.h they would have been liable 
had they not been exported from ('anada; 
Provided further that where the Minister is 
satisfied that a quantity of containers in a usable 
condition has previously been exported from 
Canada he may by regulation permit the im- 
portation free of customs dut) of a like quantity 
of similar containers which are not the growth. 
produce or manufacture of Canada. 

British 
Preferential 
Tariff 

I,'ree 

Most- 
Favoured- 
Nation 
Tariff 

Free 

General 
Tariff 

Free 

3. Resolved, that Schedule A to the Customs Tariff be amended by striking 
thereout tariff items 5(a) (b) and {c), 7{a) {b) and {c), 8, 8a, 13, 22, 23, 26, 
27, 28, 28a, 29, 29a, 30, 31, 39a, 39b, 41, 45, 47, 62, 62a, 66a, 74, 75, 76, 76a, 
76b, 76c, 76d, 79b, 79c, 79d, 81 (a) (b) and (c), 82 (a) (b) (i) and (ii) (c) (i) 

and (ii) (d) and (e), 83(a) 
(g) (h) (i) (.) (k) (l) (m) 
(b) (c) (d) (e) (]) (g) (h) 
105d, 105e, 106(a) (b) and 
120(a) (b) (c) and (d), 123, 

(b) and (c), 84, 85, 87 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (1) 
(n) (o) and (p), 89(a) (b) (c) and (d), 92(a) 
and (), 93, 94, 95, 99c, 100, 100a, 105, 105b, 105c, 
{c), 106d, 108, 109, 109a, 109b, 110, 111, 114, 
123a, 141, 152, 152a, 152b, 152c, 154, 156, 160(a) 

and (b), 161, 162, 163, 163a, 167, 178(i) and (ii), 178a, 178b, 179, 184a, 184b 
(i) and (ii), 184c, 184d, 199b, 207, 207a, 207b, 208i (i) and (ii), 208., 208t, 232, 
232a, 247a, 254, 254a, 262, 264, 264a, 266, 273, 273a, 276, 276a, 276b, 277, 277a, 
278, 278a, 278b, 278c, 278d, 284, 305, 306, 307, 326{i) and (ii), 353, 353a, 366, 
366a, 366b, 368, 383(b), 384(a) and {b), 402b, 414, 414a, 414c, 429g, 430b (I) and 
(II}, 434, 440m {i) and (ii), 440g, 446g, 450, 451b {i) and {ii), 518, 519, 520, 
522c, 523, 523b, 523/, 523n, 524a, 532, 549, 549a, 549b, 553, 554e, 568b, 569(i), 
569(ii), 569(iii), 569(iv), 569(v), 569a (i), 569a(ii), 571,571a (i) and (ii), 597, 
597a, 598, 598a, 604, 605, 607 Pt. 2, 607a, 611a, 616(i) (ii) and (iii), 619a, 
624a(i) (ii) and (iii), 654, 655, 656 and 710(b) and (bb), the several enumera- 
tions of goods respectively and the several rates of duties of customs, if any, 
set opposite each of the said items, and by inserting the following items, 
enumerations and rates of duty in said Schedule 



330 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

I'ariff 
Item 

305f 

307 
307a 
307b 
307c 
308a 
312b 
326 

352e 

353 

366 

Flagstone and building stone, other than marb|e or 
granite, sawn on not more than two sides .......... 
Marble, n.o.p ................................ 
Manufactures of marble, n.o.p ............. 
Granite, n.o.p .......... 
Manufactures of granite, n.o.p... 
Manufactures of alabaster, n.o.p... 
Asbestos, crude .................................. 
(1) Demijohns or earboys, bottles, flasks, phials, 
jars and Imll% of iass, not cut, n.o.p.; lamp chim- 
neys of glass, n.o.p.: decanters and machine-made, 
tumblers of glass, not cut nor decorated, n.o.p ..... i 
(2) Glass tableware, n.o.p., and illuminating 
glassware, n.o.p ......................... 
(3) Opal glassware, n.o.p ...... 
(4) Cut glass tableware and cut g]ass,rc, n.o.p. 
Metal parts in any degree of manufacture, coated or 
not, and wooden parts in the rough, when imported 
by manufacturers of spools, quills, pirns, bobbins 
and shuttles: for use in the manufacture of such 
articles, in their own factories ................... 
Aluminum and alloys thereof, crude or semi-fabri- 
cated :-- 
(al Pigs, ingots, blocks, notch bars, slabs, billets. 
blooms, and wire bars ............. per pound 
(b } Bars, rods ,plates, sheets, strips,circles, squares. 
discs and rectangles ................. per pound 
(c) Angles, channel% beams, tees and other rolled 
drawn or extruded sections and shapes .......... 
(d) Wire and cable, tisted or stranded or not, and 
whether reinforced with steel or not ............. 
(el Pipes and tubes ............................. 
(f) Leaf, n.o.p., or foil, less than .005 inch in hick- 
hess, plain or embossed, with or without backing 
(g) Aluminum powder ............................ 
(h) Aluminum leaf, less than -005 millimetre in 
thickness ....................................... 
(i) Aluminum scrap .............................. 
Provided, that nothing shall be deemed to be 
aluminum scrap except waste or refuse aluminum 
fit only to be remelted. 

Watches o[ all kinds ................................. 

Provided, that when imported under the Most- 
Favoured-Nation or the General Tariff, the duty 
shall be not less than ......................... each 

British 
Preferential 
Tariff 

Free 
30 p.c. 
30 p.o. 
30 p.c. 
30 p.o. 
20 p.c. 

Most-- 
Favoured- 
Nation 
Tariff 

15 p.c. 
35 p.o. 
35 p.c. 
35 p.c. 
35 p.c. 
22t.. p.o. 

General 
Tariff 

35 p.c. 
40 p.o. 
40 p.o. 
40 p.o. 
40 p.c. 
35 p.c. 

l:ree 

15 p.c. 

l0 p.o. 
l0 p.c. 
l0 p.c. 

10 p.c. 

Free 
Free 
Free 
Free 
Free 
Free 
Free 
Free 
Free 

20 p.c. 

Free 25 p.c. 
22. p.c. 32} p.c. 
22] P.c. 32} p.c. 
22 t p.c. 32] p.c. 
22 p.c. 32] p.c. 
10 p.c. 35 p.c. 
2 cts. 5 cts. 
3 cts. 7 cts. 
22 p.c. 30 p.c. 
22 p.c. 30 p.c. 
22} p.c. 30 p.c. 
30 p.c. 30 p.c. 
30 p.c. 30 p.c. 
Free Free 
Free Free 
30 p.c. 35 p.o. 
40 cts. 40 cts 



338 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

6. Resolved, that any enactment founded upon Resolutions 2 and 4 of the 
foregoing Resolutions to amend the Customs Tariff or Schedules thereto shall 
be deemed to have come into force on the twenty-ninth day of March, one 
thousand nine hundred and fifty, and to have applied to all goods mentioned in 
the foregoing Resolutions imported or taken out of warehouse for consumption 
on and after that date, and to have applied to goods previously imported for 
which no entry for consumption was made before that date. 

Resolutions to be reported. 

The said Resolutions were reported, read the second time, and concurred 
in, and the Committee of Ways and Means to sit again at the next sitting of the 
House. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull} then, for Mr. Abbott, by leave of the House, intro- 
duced the followin Bills, which were respectively read the first time, and 
ordered for a second readin at the next sittin of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 177, An Act to amend The Income Tax Act. 
Bill No. 178, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act. 

The Order beinR read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend the Research 
Council Act; 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Howe, moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now 
leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to con- 
sider the said proposed Resolution. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Research 
Council Act to provide for the appointment of an additional Vice-President of 
the National Research Council, and to bring the Act into conformity with the 
Patent Act as to the definition of "invention". 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 4TII MAY 339 

Mr. Fournier (Hull) then, for Mr. Howe, by leave of the House, presented 
a Bill, No. 179, An Act to amend the Research Council Act, which was read 
the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The House then resumed the consideration in Committee of the Whole of 
a certain proposed Resolution to amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a measure to amend The War 
Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946, to provide benefits for certain former members 
of His Majesty's forces other than Canadian and for certain former members 
of the forces of His Majesty's allies or of the powers associated with His Majesty, 
which forces participated with Canada in wars concluding on or before the 31st 
day of August, 1921, who have resided in Canada for not less than twenty 
years, and to provide further for decentralizing the administration of the Act. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Gregg then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 180, An Act to 
amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946, which was read the first time 
and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Bill No. 86, An Act respecting the appointment of Auditors for 
National Railways, was read the second time, considered in Committee of the 
Whole, reported without amendment; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 87, An Act to amend 
The Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 1912, and The Ontario Boundaries 
Extension Act; 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. McCann, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment: 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 



340 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 50 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 5th MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Two booklets prepared by the Department of Trade and Commerce, for distri- 
bution abroad, as follows:-- 
"Canadian Industrial Development Manual", and 
"Expand with Canada". 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, for Mr. 
Gardiner, presented,--Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor 
General, of October 31, 1949, for a copy of all correspondence, telegrams, agree- 
ments and other documents exchanged between the Government of Canada 
and the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan since January 1, 1944, in con- 
nection with irrigation development within these provinces. 

On motion of Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria), the First 
Report of the Standing Committee on Standing Orders presented to the House 
on Wednesday, May 3, 1950, was concurred in. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Kirk (Digby- 
Yarmouth) be substituted for that of Mr. Isnor on the Standing Committee on 
Public Accounts. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Kirk 
(Antigonish-Guysborough) be substituted for that of Mr. Isnor on the Special 
Committee on Radio Broadcasting. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 5TH MAY 343 

Mr. Chevrier then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 181, An Act 
to amend the Railway Act, which was read the first time, and ordered for a 
second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Bill No. 135, An Act to amend The Department of Transport Stores 
Act, was read the second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, and 
progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to 
consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited, 
was considered in Committee of the Whole, and progress having been made and 
reported, the Committee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting 
of the House. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :- 
TRANSPORT 
A--DEPARTMENT 
459 Departmental Administration ....................... $ 1,012,455 00 
Resolution to be reported. 

Report to be received and the Committee of Sul0101y to sit again at the next 
sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 51 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMON8 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 8TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 182 (Letter B-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jack Elmhirst Webster". 
Bill No. 183 (Letter C-6 of the Senate). intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Annie Kwiat Maislin". 
Bill No. 184 (Letter D-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Charles Blair". 
Bill No. 185 (Letter E-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Therese Simonne St. Onge Laurier". 
Bill No. 186 (Letter F-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Carmen Emily Adelle McCoy Jackson". 
Bill No. 187 (Letter G-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson". 
Bill No. 188 (Letter H-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bertha Marks Cohen". 
Bill No. 189 (Letter I-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee". 
Bill No. 190 (Letter J-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Matyla Martyniak". 
Bill No. 191 (Letter K-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda) Lecomte Bolduc". 
Bill No. 192 (Letter L-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski". 
Bill No. 193 (Letter M-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Meadows MacNaughton". 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 8TH MAY 347 

Of Katherine Madge Samworth Monty, of Granby, P.Q., wife of Paul Omer 
Roland Monty. 
Of Irene Meloche Moquin, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Rosario Moquin. 
Of Sadie Chernin Petruska, alias Prince, now residing in Glace Bay, N.S., 
wife of David Petruska, alias David Prince, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Anna Patiris Sarakinis, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of James Sarakinis. 
Of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin, of Sherbrooke, P.Q., wife of George 
Arthur Sarrasin. 
Of Josephine Rood Trottier, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Roland Trottier. 
Of Margaret Mary Hamel Whittaker, of Sherbrooke, P.Q., wife of Selvin 
Jackson Whittaker. 
Of Lewis Benjamin Wyman, of Dorval, P.Q., husband of Pearl Lawton 
Wyman. 

Mr. McCulloch, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and 
Telegraph Lines, presented the Fifth Report of the said Committee, which is 
as follows:- 
Your Committee hereby tables a copy of the printed report of the Minutes 
of Proceedings, and of the Evidence adduced, in respect of certain Bills pre- 
viously reported as follows: 
Bill No. 88 (Letter D of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the pur- 
chase by Canadian Pacific Railway Company of shares of the capital stock of 
The Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway Company".--Second Report, April 25th. 
Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company.Third 
Report, April 28th. 
Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited-- 
Fourth Report, April 28th. 
(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 2) 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of April 5, 1950, for a copy of all evidence 
taken by or given before the Copyright Appeal Board in connection with the 
application of The Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada 
Limited, Toronto, for an increase in the tariffs in each of the years 1949 and 
1950, to date, together with a copy of the reasons given by the said Board for 
increasing the said tariffs. 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 17, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What are the names of all crown corporations, government 
agencies, or government enterprises, owned in part or in whole by the Dominion 
Government? 
2. What were the profits or losses on each such company, agency or enter- 
prise during 1949 and/or their last financial year? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 17, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What boards, agencies, companies or other organizations under 
the federal administration showed a financial surplus for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1949, or at an earlier date? 
2. What was the surplus in each case? 
3. What was the deficit shown by each of the said rganizations, if any? 



348 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of March 23, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. How many (a) individual; (b) township applications, for pay- 
ment of P.F.A.A. were refused or denied in each of the Prairie Provinces 
between the first day of July 1949 and the first day of February 1950? 
2. (a) How many cases, in each Province was the refusal or denial of pay- 
ment under the P.F.A.A. submitted to the Board of Review? (b) What is the 
total number of cases in each Province in which the said Board reversed the 
decision appealed from? 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy published in the Canada Gazette during the period April 16, 
1950 to May 6, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the 
Naval Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 

And also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army pub- 
lished in the Canada Gazette during the period April 16, 1950 to May 6, 1950, 
inclusive, under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, Chapter 132, 
R.S.C. 1927, as amended. 

Mr. Mutch, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 
laid before the House,--Regulations made by the Army Benevolent Fund Board 
as required by Section !2 of the Army Benevolent Fund Act, 1947. (English and 
French). 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull) it was ordered,--That the name of 
Mr. Winters be substituted for that of Mr. McCann on the Special Committee 
on Radio Broadcasting. 

On motion of Mr. Fournier {Hull) it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. 
Hatfield be substituted for that of Mr. Brooks on th.e Special Committee on 
The Dominion Elections Act. 

On motion of Mr. Winkler, the Third Report of the Standing Committee 
on Miscellaneous Private Bills, presented to the House on Thursday, May 4, 
1950, was concurred in. 

Introduction of Bills being called as follows:- 
The Minister of Agriculture--Bill intituled: "An Act to amend The Prairie 
Farm Assistance Act, 1939". 
By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Gardiner, the said proposed Bill 
was withdrawn. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 8TH MAY 349 

Mr. Drew, from his place in the House, asked leave, under Standing Order 
31, to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a 
definite matter of urgent public importance, and stated the subject to 
"A report of the Canadian Press dated May 5, 1950, which attributes 
to the Minister of Fisheries, Honourable Robert Mayhew, who sailed this 
morning to attend the Commonwealth Economic Conference in Sydney, 
Australia, as the representative of Canada, a statement that he believes 
an organization will be set up in accordance with his recommendations to 
this House on March 13, 1950, that an organization be established to 
promote barter trading between Canada and other nations, which statement 
of policy is directly contrary to the statement of policy made on behalf 
of the Government on different occasions by the Minister of Trade and 
Commerce, and therefore suggests that at Sydney a plan will be put 
forward which violates the well-established constitutional principle of 
collective ministerial responsibility to the House of Commons." 
Mr. Speaker ruled the proposed motion out of order on the ground that 
this matter is not one of such urgency that it should be discussed at this time. 

The Bill No. 55 (Letter E of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting 
The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company", was considered in Committee 
of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada", was considered in Committee of 
the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the Committee 
obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

The Bill No. 84 (Letter F of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting 
United Grain Growers Limited", was considered in Committee of the Whole, 
reported without amendment, read the third time and passed. 

The Orders being severally read for the House in Committees of the Whole 
on Divorce Bills, numbered 18 to 53 inclusive, and from 57 to 80 inclusive, and 
from 91 to 130 inclusive, were allowed to stand. 

The Orders being severally read for the second reading of Divorce Bills, 
numbered 136 to 151 inclusive, and from 154 to 176 inclusive, were allowed 
to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 152, (Letter R-2 
of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the Canadian Red Cross Society 
Act"; 
Mr. Macnaughton moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second 
time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time. 
By unanimous consent, the said Bill was then considered in Committee of 
the Whole, reported vithout amendment, read the third time and passed. 



350 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, 
was again considered in Committee of the Whole, and further progress having 
been made and reported, the Committee obta]ned leave to consider it again at 
the next sitting of the House. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three o'clock, p.m. 



A D. 1950 TUESDAY, 9TH MAY 351 

No. 52 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 9TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, for Mr. 
Bradley, laid before the House,--Report of the Public Archives for the year 
1949. 

Mr. Lapointe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, contracts, and other documents exchanged between the Post Office 
Department, its officials, and any other parties in regard to the present mail 
contract governing delivery of mail between Nakusp and Edgewood. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, on 
division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, 
viz: -- 
Bill No. 182 (Letter B-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jack Elmhirst Webster".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 183 (Letter C-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Annie Kwiat Maislin".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 184 (Letter D-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Charles Blair".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 185 (Letter E-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Therese Simonne St. Onge Laurier".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 186 (Letter F-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Carmen Emily Adelle McCoy Jackson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 187 (Letter G-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson".--Mr. Winkler. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 9TH MAY 353 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Douglas, Kent, Noseworthy, 
Anderson, Eudes, Kickham, Pinard, 
Applewhaite, Eyre, Kirk (Antigonish- Pouliot, 
Argue, Fair, Guysborough), Proudfoot, 
Ashbourne, Fauteux, Knight, Prudham, 
Bater, Ferrie, Knowles, Quelch, 
Beaudoin, Follwell, Lafontaine, Ratelle, 
Benidickson, Fournier (Hull), Langlois (Berthier- Richard (St. Maurice- 
Bennett, Fournier (Maison- Maskinong), Lafleche), 
Beyerstein, neuve-Rosemont), Langlois (Gasp), Riley, 
Blackmore, Fulford, Lapointe, Robertson, 
Blanchette, Gardiner, Leduc, Rochefort, 
Blue, Garland, Lefranqois, Rooney, 
Boisvert, Garson, Lesage, St. Laurent, 
Bonnier, Gauthier (Sudbury), Little, Simmons, 
Bradette, Gauthier (Lapointe), Low, Sinnott, 
Brisson, Gauthier (Portneuf), MacDougall, Smith (Queens- 
Brown (Essex West), George, MacInnis, Shelburne), 
Bruneau, Gibson, MacKenzie, Smith (York North), 
Bryce, Gillis, MacLean (Cape Smith (Moose 
Byrne, Gingras, Breton North Mountain), 
Cameron, Gingues, and Victoria), Stewart (Yorkton), 
Campney, Gosselin, MacNaught, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Cannon, Gour (Russell), Macnaughton, North), 
Carroll, Gourd (Chapleau), McCubbin, Stick, 
Carter, Gregg, McCulloch, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Cavers, Hansell, McCusker, Studer, 
Clark, Harrison, McIlraith, Thomson, 
Claxton, Hellyer, McLean (Huron- Tremblay, 
Cleaver, Helme, Perth), Valois, 
Cloutier, Henderson, McWilliam, Warren, 
Coldwell, Henry, Mass, Weaver, 
Corry, Herridge, Matthews, Weir, 
Croll, Hetland, Mitchell, Welbourn, 
Darroch, Hosking, Monette, Whiteside, 
Dechene, Huffman, Murray (Oxford) Whitman, 
Decore, Hunter, Mutch, Winkler, 
Dewar, James, Nadon, Winters, 
Dion, Jones, Nixon, Wood, 
Wright--147. 

And the Debate continuing on the 

main motion; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 
The Bill No. 85 (Letter G of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada", was again considered in Committee 
of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time and passed. 



354 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Winkler moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the 
House to go into Committee of the Whole on Private Bills (pursuant to Standing 
Order 110), which was agreed to. 

The following Bills were then considered in Committee of the Whole, 
reported without amendment, read the third time, on division, and passed, viz:-- 
Bill No. 18 (Letter J of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Doris Joan Guest Rigg". 
Bill No. 19 (Letter K of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam". 
Bill No. 20 (Letter L of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett". 
Bill No. 21 (Letter M of the Scnate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson". 
Bill No. 22 (Letter N of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Aili Katriina Salokannel Martel". 
Bill No. 23 (Letter O of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson". 
Bill No. 24 (Letter P of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Gladys Harriet Hassall Thorn". 
Bill No. 25 (Letter Q of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse". 
Bill No. 26 (Letter R of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Eric Lacate". 
Bill No. 27 (Letter S of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick". 
Bill No. 28 (Letter T of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sigrid Denston Day". 
Bill No.'29 (Letter U of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Beatrice Campbell McClay". 
Bill No. 30 (Letter V of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers". 
Bill No. 31 (Letter W of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Miriam Roberta Weir Caryer". 
Bill No. 32 (Letter X of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino". 
Bill No. 33 (Letter Y of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for-the relief of 
Mary Thomson Cadieux". 
Bill No. 34 (Letter Z of the Senate), ntituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Veronica Pearl Faulkner MacKenzie". 
Bill No. 35 (Letter A-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Elizabeth Hampshier Atyon Reilley". 
Bill No. 36 (Letter B-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Sybil Elliott Karr Boulanger". 
Bill No. 37 (Letter C-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson". 
Bill No. 38 (Letter D-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Albert Ernest Curtis". 
Bill No. 39 (Letter E-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Annie Swales Barber". 
Bill No. 40 (Letter F-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette". 
Bill No. 41 (Letter G-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Edith Mary Stone Ryan". 
Bill No. 42 (Letter H-1 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz". 



356 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 73 (Letter J-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clifford Willis Collins". 
Bill No. 74 (Letter K-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alfred Beatty Harris". 
Bill No. 75 (Letter L-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Claire Jeanne D'Arc Sagala De Montignac". 
Bill No. 76 (Letter M-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nora Maria De Montignac Des Jardins". 
Bill No. 77 (Letter N-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow". 
Bill No. 78 (Letter 0-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch". 
Bill No. 79 (Letter P-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone". 
Bill No. 80 (Letter Q-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Adele Kuznetz Paquette". 
Bill No. 91 (Letter V-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie". 
Bill No. 92 (Letter W-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney". 
Bill No. 93 (Letter X-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Burns Herdman Elder". 
Bill No. 94 (Letter Y-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan". 
Bill No. 95 (Letter Z-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Effie Irene Collier Newman". 
Bill No. 96 (Letter A-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Anne England McNab". 
Bill No. 97 (Letter B-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martha Jean Brooks Markell". 
Bill No. 98 (Letter C-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick". 
Bill No. 99 (Letter Do3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jeannine Martineau Masse". 
Bill No. 100 (Letter E-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Borman Archambault". 
Bill No. 101 (Letter F-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edwin Dawson". 
Bill No. 102 (Letter G-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mavis Barker Billingham". 
Bill No. 103 (Letter H-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Roland Gour". 
Bill No. 104 (Letter I-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke". 
Bill No. 105 (Letter J-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sylvia Singer Mepham". 
Bill No. 106 (Letter K-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Kathleen Baxter Simons". 
Bill No. 107 (Letter L-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio". 
Bill No. 108 (Letter M-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dent Harrison". 
Bill No. 109 (Letter N-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch". 
Bill No. 110 (Letter 0-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act. for the relief 
of Esther Spector Gelfand". 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 9TH MAY 357 

Bill No. 111 (Letter P-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sophie Roth Pliss". 
Bill No. 112 (Letter Q-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Howard McWilliams Rubin". 
Bill No. 113 (Letter R-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Remenia Bertha Duguay Briggs". 
Bill No. 114 (Letter S-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Blanche Naomi Greenlees". 
Bill No. 115 (Letter T-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leslie William McNally". 
Bill No. 116 {Letter U-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jacqueline Marie Scully Sirois". 
Bill No. 117 {Letter V-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Christina McLeod Daly". 
Bill No. 118 (Letter W-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnie Florence Clitheroe DuVal". 
Bill No. 119 (Letter X-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Elizabeth McCurry Welham". 
Bill No. 120 (Letter Y-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Betty Margaret Slinn Metivier". 
Bill No. 121 (Letter Z-3 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Fanny Abramowitch Mergler". 
Bill No. 122 (Letter A-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of John Wood". 
Bill No. 123 (Letter B-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Olivia Mary Tipping Morris". 
Bill No. 124 (Letter C-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mable Veronica Askin Williamson". 
Bill No. 125 (Letter D-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Christine Rachel MacLeod Nicholson". 
Bill No. 126 (Letter E-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anne Halperin Perelmutter". 
Bill No. 127 (Letter F-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch". 
Bill No. 128 (Letter G-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn". 
Bill No. 129 {Letter H-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Muriel Alice Mary Westgate". 
Bill No. 130 (Letter I-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of John Elliot Cumming". 

On motion of Mr. Winkler, it was ordered,--That a Message be sent to 
the Senate to return to that House the evidence, etc., taken before the Stand- 
ing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were referred the Petitions 
on which the above-mentioned Bills were founded. 

The following Bills were severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together" 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on which the said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 136 (Letter L-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Bell Lifshitz". 
Bill No. 137 (Letter M-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Matthew Waagemans". 
55948--24 



360 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 86, An Act respecting the appointment of Auditors for National 
Railways. 
Bill No. 87, An Act to amend The Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 1912, 
and The Ontario Boundaries Extension Act. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 10TH MAY 361 

No. 53 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 10TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 200 {Letter U-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Harry Goldbloom". 
Bill No. 201 (Letter V-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless". 
Bill No. 202 (Letter W-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of George Eustorgio Lanzon". 
Bill No. 203 (Letter X-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laurette Amyot McGroarty". 
Bill No. 204 (Letter Y-6 of the Senate), intituled: 'An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy". 
And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the above-mentioned Bills were founded, 
praying for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence 
before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--- 
Return to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return showing:-- 
1. Has the Government received from Employment committees of the U.I.C.,. 
at any time since January 1, 1949, any recommendations concerning public 
works projects? 
2. If so, what action has been taken thereon? 
3. What federal public works projects have been undertaken in order to 
relieve unemployment since September 1, 19497 



362 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

4. What number of persons have been employed thereon? 
5. How much money has been spent thereon? 
6. To whom have contracts for such works been awarded? 
7. In what areas have such works been undertaken? 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Coldwell:--l. How many copies of the following reports of the 
former Combines Investigation Commissioner were printed and how many 
have been distributed: dental supplies, optical goods, bread baking industry 
in Western Canada, flour milling industry, flat glass, matches? 
2. Has the Government taken any steps to ascertain whether the flour 
milling industry has continued or resumed the price fixing and other arrange- 
ments which the Combines Commissioner reported, or to prevent their con- 
tinuance or recurrence? 
Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Coldwell:--l. Is the present temporary postmistress at Ile a la 
Crosse, Saskatchewan, the wife of Mr. L. M. Marion? 
2. Did Mr. L. M. Marion construct a telegraph line between Dillon and 
Bull's House in Saskatchewan? 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. How many copies of "2 Minutes of Employment 
Facts" are issued, and how often? 
2. What is the cost per issue (a) for printing; (b) for distribution? 
3. Is the distribution franked? 
4. What would be the cost of postage if not franked? 
5. What would be the saving in cost if issued quarterly? 
6. What would be the saving if printed in one colour only? 
Mr. C6t6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Knight:--l. Did certain Canadian naval vessels spend some time 
in Hudson Bay and the Port of Churchill in 1949? 
2. Did their crews make a meteorological survey of those waters? 
3. If so, has the government used the findings of such survey as a basis 
upon which to urge upon insurers of shipping a reduction in marine insurance 
rates over the Hudson Bay route? 
4. Were any representations to insurers of shipping made by any depart- 
ment of the Government since the close of 1949 shipping season asking for a 
reduction in marine insurance rates on that sea route? 
5. Has the Government given consideration to the setting up of a naval 
establishment of a permanent nature at Churchill? 

By Mr. Knight:--l. In what ways and to what extent has the National 
Council on Physical Fitness carried out the duties outlined in Section 4 (1) of 
the Nationai Physical Fitness Act? 
2. What activities are carried on by the provincial authorities who are 
respo,sible for the use of the grants made under the terms of the Act? 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 10TH MAY 363 

3. What proportion of their programs is conducted for pre-school children, 
school children, out-of-school youth, adults under 60 years of age, and adults 
60 years of age and over? 
4. Have special programs and/or services been organized for industrial and 
agricultural workers? 
5. What contracts has the Council entered into since the passing of the 
Act and what personal and real property has the Council acquired as provided 
for under Section 6 of the Act? 

By Mr. Kickham:--l. What duty, if any, is imposed on edible fats coming 
into Canada for use in the manufacture of Margarine? 
2. What quantity of edible fats used in the manufacture of Margarine has 
been imported into Canada, during the last twelve months? 
3. Under what brand name are these edible fats used in the manufacture 
of Margarine known by? 
4. From what countries are edible fats used in the manufacture of Mar- 
garine in Canada, imported? 
5. From what source are edible fats used in the manufacture of Margarine 
derived? 
6. Is the product known as Margarine imported into Canada from any 
country.  
7. What quantity of Margarine in pounds has been manufactured in Canada, 
during the last twelve months? 
8. Is Margarine exported from Canada to any country? 
9. What quantity of edible fats used in the manufacture of Margarine has 
been produced in Canada, during the last twelve months and from what sources 
have they been derived? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper officers:u 
By Mr. Brooks : --Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence, 
directives and instructions, from January 1, 1947 to date, in connection with the 
removal or change of post office and postmaster at Dorchester, New Brunswick. 
By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a return showing a copy 
of pay-rolls and lists of materials used in connection with the work performed 
on the Grand River (Grande Riviere), county of aspe South, during the 
summer of 1949. 

Mr. Gardiner moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolu- 
tion:- 
That it is expedient to bring in a measure to amend The Prairie Farm 
Assistance Act, 1939, to exclude certain areas of land from the operation of 
the Act; to repeal the limitation that the shape of blocks of sections brought 
into payment in ineligible townships should be rectangular in shape; and to 
provide further for the exemption from payment of the one per centum tax 
previously collected from certain flour mills. 



364 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Whereupon Mr. Gardiner, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellecny the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Bill No. 12 (Letter B of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting 
Grants of Public Lands", was again considered in Committee of the Whole, 
reported with amendments, considered as amended, read the third time and 
passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 81 (Letter C of the 
Senate.), intituled: "An Act respecting Crown Lands in the Yukon Territory 
and the Northwest Territories"; 
Mr. Winters moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported with amendments, considered as amended, 
rad the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 90, (Letter T-2 of 
the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The Northwest Territories Power 
Commission Act"; 
Mr. Winters moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time and 
passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 83 (Letter U-2 of 
the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The Precious Metals Marking Act, 
1946"; 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Howe, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time and 
passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 179, An Act to 
amend The Research Council Act; 
Mr. Fournier {Hull), for Mr. Howe, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 10TH MAY 365 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, and referred to the 
Special Committee appointed to exam'ine into the operations o the National 
Research Council. 

The House then adjourned at 5.50 o'clock, p.m., until tomorrow at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 54 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, llTH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Special Committee on Railways and Shipping 
owned, operated and controlled by the Government, presented the Fifth 
Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of the House of March 23, 1950, and 
the Third Report of this Committee which was concurred in by the House on 
April 21, 1950, your Committee had before it for consideration the following: 
1. The Annual Reports for 1949 of the Canadian National Railways 
System. the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, and 
the Auditors' Report to Parliament in respect of the Canadian National 
Railways System and the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships 
Limited. 
2. The Annual Report of the Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year 
ended December 31, 1949, and the Auditors' Report to Parliament for 
the year ended December 31, 1949, in respect of Trans-Canada Air Lines. 
3. The Annual Report of the Canadian National Railways Securities 
Trust for 1949. 
4. The Budget of the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian 
National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, for the calendar year 1950. 
5. The Budget of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the calendar year 
1950. 
6. Vote 49a--Maritime Fr, eight Rates Act, Canadian National 
Railways. 
7. Vote 494-Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Cana- 
dian National. 



36 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

8. Vote 558--Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit 
1950. 
9. Vote 559--Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, 
deficit 1950. 

Your Committee held twenty-two meetings, during which the above 
named matters were considered and evidence adduced thereon. 

The Annual Report of the Canadian National Railways for 1949, discloses 
a net income of $4,057,907.81. However, interest on the Funded Debt, due the 
public, amounted to $24,302,650.99, and interest on Government loans amounted 
to $21,798,283.58, bringing about a deficit of $42,043,026.76. The Annual Report 
was adopted, but your Committee recommends that the earliest possible con- 
sideration be given to the recommendation of the President of the Canadian 
National Railways that there be a reorganization of the capital structure of 
that system. 

The Annual Report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships 
Limited for 1949, discloses a net operating revenue of $12,399.00, and after 
payment of interest on bonds and Government advances, there was a deficit 
of $460,497.00. The balance in the Vessel Replacement Fund at the end of the 
year was $3,941,939.00, and in the Self Insurance Fund $2,048,545.00. The said 
Annual Report was adopted. 

The Annual Report of Trans-Canada Air Lines for 1949, shows a net deficit 
of $1,419,443.90 for the North American Services, and a deficit of $2,898,149.26 
for Trans-Canada Air Lines (Atlantic) Limited. The Annual Report was 
adopted. 

The Auditors' Report to Parliament with respect to the Canadian National 
Railways System, the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, 
and the Trans-Canada Air Lines, also the annual report of the Canadian 
National Railways Securities Trust for the calendar year 1949, were severally 
examined and adopted. 

The Financial Budgets of the Canadian National Railways and the Cana- 
dian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the calendar year 1950, 
were examined and adopted. 

The Property and Equipment Budget of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the 
year 1950, and the Operating Forecast of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year 
1950, were examined and adopted. 

The following votes: 
Vote 493--Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways; 
Vote 494--Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian 
National; 
Vote 558--Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit 1950; 
Vote 559--Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, 
deficit 1950, 
were considered and approved. 

The task of your Committee was greatly facilitated by the valuable assist- 
ance ef Mr. Donald Gordon, C.M.G., LL.D., Chairman of the Board of Direc- 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 11TH MAY 369 

tors and President of the Canadian National Railways; Mr. S. F. Dingle, Vice- 
President, and Mr. T. H. Cooper, Vice-President and Comptroller, Canadian 
National Railways, and Comptroller, Trans-Canada Air Lines: Mr. G. R. 
McGregor, President of Trans-Canada Air Lines; and Mr. W. F. English, Vice- 
President Operations, Trans-Canada Air Lines. 
A copy of the printed evidence taken is tabled herewith. 
(For Minutes o Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 3) 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, on 
division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 200 (Letter U-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Harry Goldbloom".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 201 (Letter V-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 202 (Letter W-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of George Eustorgio Lanzon".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 203 (Letter X-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laurette Amyot McGroarty".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 204 (Letter Y-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy".--Mr. Winkler. 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as 
an Order for Return, under sub-section 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order 
of the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Bertrand:--l. What was the amount of the national debt, gross 
and net, at the end of each fiscal year from 1942 to 1950, inclusive? 
2. What was the national revenue for each fiscal year from 1942 to 1949, 
inclusive? 
3. What was the index number of the cost of living in 1935, and what 
have been the variations in the said index number for each year since 1935? 

The Bill No. 178, An Act to amend The Excise Tax Act, was read the 
second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amend- 
ment; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 181, An Act to amend the Railway Act, was read the second 
time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 153, (Letter J-4 of 
the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act"; 

Mr. Chevrier moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 



372 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

into payment in ineligible townships should be rectangular in shape; and to 
provide further for the exemption from r)ayment of the one per centum tax 
previously collected from certain flour mills. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Gardiner then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 209, An 
Act to amend The Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1939, which was read the 
first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next.sitting of the House. 

Mr. Winters, by leave of the House, introduced a Bill, No. 210, An Act to 
amend the Customs Tariff, which was read the first time, and ordered for a 
second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 
At six o'61ock p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock p.m. 
8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15} 

(Private Bills} 

The Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited, 
was considered in Committee of the Whole, and progress having been made and 
reported, the Committee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting 
of the House. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed in Committee of Supply and progress having 
been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again at the next 
sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 56 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 15TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 211 (Letter Z-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Reuben Robert Shapiro". 
Bill No. 212 (Letter A-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary White Sheppard". 
Bill No. 213 (Letter B-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ulderic Cadieux". 
Bill No. 214 (Letter C-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Irene Barney Hutchinson". 
Bill No. 215 (Letter D-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alice Jean Young Gulliver". 
Bill No. 216 (Letter E-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Alphonse Martel". 
Bill No. 217 (Letter F-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Georges Emile Bernier". 
Bill No. 218 (Letter G-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies". 
Bill No. 219 (Letter H-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Max Gurevitch". 
Bill No. 220 (Letter I-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux". 
And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions on which the above-mentioned Bills were founded, pray- 
ing for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 15TH MAY 375 

2. Did their crews make a meteorological survey of those waters? 
3. If so, has the government used the findings of such survey as a basis 
upon vhich to urge upon insurers of shipping a reduction in marine insurance 
rates over the Hudson Bay route? 
4. Were any representations to insurers of shipping made by any depart- 
ment of the Government since the close of 1949 shipping season asking for a 
reduction in marine insurance rates on that sea route? 
5. Has the Government given consideration to the setting up of a naval 
establishment of a permanent nature at Churchill? 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
and ordered for a second readin at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 205 (Letter K-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
United Security Insurance Company".--Mr. Dickey. 
Bill No. 206 (Letter B-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Apostolic Trustees of the Friars Minor or Franciscans".--Mr. Cord (Verdun- 
La Salle). 
Bill No. 207 (Letter K-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Canadian Commerce Insurance Company".--Mr. Robinson. 
Bill No. 208 (Letter A-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company".--Mr. McCusker. 

The following Bills xvere severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on which the said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 182 (Letter B-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jack Elmhirst Webster". 
Bill No. 183 (Letter C-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Annie Kwiat Maislin". 
Bill No. 184 (Letter D-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Charles Blair". 
Bill No. 185 (Letter E-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Therese Simonne St. Onge Laurier". 
Bill No. 186 (Letter F-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Carmen Emily Adelle McCoy Jackson". 
Bill No. 187 (Letter G-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson". 
Bill No. 188 (Letter H-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bertha Marks Cohen". 
Bill No. 189 (Letter I-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee". 
Bill No. 190 (Letter J-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Matyla Martyniak". 
Bill No. 191 (Letter K-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda) Lecomte Bolduc". 
Bill No. 192 (Letter L-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski". 
Bill No. 193 (Letter M-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Meadows MacNaughton". 
Bill No. 194 (Letter N-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Walter Kerr Dow". 



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Bill No. 195 (Letter P-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thora Yvonne Easy Weaver". 
Bill No. 196 (Letter Q-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Robert Cohen". 
Bill No. 197 (Letter R-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruby Gladys Burns Thornhill". 
Bill No. 198 (Letter S-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Francois Xavier Beland". 
Bill No. 199 (Letter T-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Neist". 
Bill No. 200 (Letter U-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Harry Goldbloom". 
Bill No. 201 (Letter V-6 of the .enate), ntituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless". 
Bill No. 202 (Letter W-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of George Eustorgio Lanzon". 
Bill No. 203 (Letter X-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laurette Amyot McGroarty". 
Bill No. 204 (Letter Y-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy". 

The Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company, was 
again considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment: 
Mr. Benidickson, for Mr. Maybank, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the third time. 

And the question being proposed; 
Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Smith (Calgary West), moved in amendment 
thereto: That Bill 7 be not now read a third time but that it be referred 
back to the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines for 
the purpose of reconsidering the amending of the Bill so as to provide that any 
pipeline built by the proposed company from Alberta to the Pacific Coast must 
be by an all-Canadian route. 

And a Debate arising thereon; 
Mr. Herridge, seconded by Mr. Jones, moved in amendment to the said 
proposed amendment: That the amendment be amended by adding thereto, 
immediately after the last word thereof, the following words: 
"and also so as to provide for the regulation of the tolls and tariffs 
of the proposed company for the protection of Canadian consumers". 

And a Debate arising thereon and continuing; 

A Point of Order was raised by Mr. Howe as to whether or not the proposed 
amendments were applicable to the Bill now under consideration which is 
simply a measure to incorporate a company; the purpose of the proposed 
amendments seems to be to amend the Pipe Lines Act which is not now before 
the House. 
RULING OF MR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: I have been giving some consideration to the amendment 
and subamendment. At first I was under the same impression as the Minister 
of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) that it was a general amendment; and 
if that were so, of course it would not be in order. 



378 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE 

After still further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said pro- 
posed amendment to the proposed amendment; it was negatived on the follow- 

ing division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Coldwell, Graydon, McLure, 
Balcer, Courtemanche, Green, Murphy, 
Black tCumberland), Cruickshank, Harkness, Pearkes, 
Blair, Diefenbaker, Harris (Danforth), Sinclair, 
Browne (St. John's Drew, Herridge, Smith (Moose 
West), Fleming, Jones, Mountain), 
Casselman, Fraser, Knight, Tustin, 
Catherwood, Fulton, Lennard, White (Hastings- 
Charlton, Gibson, MacInnis, Peterborough), 
Wright--34. 

NAYS 
Messrs. 
Abbott, Dewar, Kent, Matthews, 
Anderson, Dion, Kirk (Antigonish- Monette, 
Applewhaite, Dub6, Guysborough), Mott, 
Benidickson, Eyre, Lafontaine, Murray (Oxford), 
Bennett, Fair, Laing, Murray (Cariboo), 
Bertrand, Fauteux, Langlois (Gasp6), Prudham, 
Beyerstein, Fournier (Hull), Lpointe, Quelch, 
Blackmore, Fulford, Leduc, Ratelle, 
Blanchette, Gardiner, Lefranqois, Richard (St. Maurice- 
Blue, Gauthier Leger, Lafleche), 
Boisvert, (Lac-St. Jean), Lesage, Riley, 
Boivin, Gauthier (Sudbury), Little, Robinson, 
Bonnier, Gauthier (Lapointe), Low, Shaw, 
Bradette, George, MacDougall, Simmons, 
Bradley, Gingues, MacLean (Cape Sinnott, 
Breithaupt, Goode, Breton North Stewart (Yorkton), 
Brisson, Gourd (Chpleau), and Victoria), Stick, 
Brown (Essex West), Gregg, MacNaught, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Bruneau, Han.sell, McCulloch, Thomas, 
Byrne, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McCusker, Tremblay, 
Carroll, Harrison, McDonald (Parry Ward, 
Carter, Henderson, Sound-Muskoka), Weaver, 
Cauchon, Howe, McIlraith, . Welbourn, 
Cavers, Huffman, McIvor, Whiteside, 
Chevrier, Jeffery, McLean (Huron- Whitman, 
C6t (Verdun- Johnston, Perth), Winters, 
La Salle), Jutras, McWilliam, Wood--100. 

And the question being put on the said proposed 
negatived on the following division:-- 

amendment; it was 

YEAS 
Messrs. 

Argue, Browne (St. John's 
Balcer, West), 
Black (Cumberland), Casselman, 
Blair, Catherwood, 

Charlton, 
Coldwell, 
Courtemanche, 
Cruickshank, 

Diefenbaker, 
Drew, 
Fleming, 
Fraser, 



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And a Debate arising thereon; 

Mr. Herridge, seconded by Mr. Jones, moved in amendment to the said 
proposed amendment: That the amendment be amended by adding thereto, 
immediately after the last word thereof, the following words: 
"and also so as to provide for the regulation of the tolls and tariffs 
of the proposed company for the protection of Canadian consumers". 

After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment to the proposed amendment; it was negatived on the following 
division: -- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Argue, Coldwell, Graydon, McLure, 
Balcer, Courtemanche, Green, Murphy, 
Black (Cumberland), Cruickshank, Harkness, Pearkes, 
Blair, Diefenbaker, Harris (Danforth), Sinclair, 
Browne (St. John's Drew, Herridge, Sinnott, 
West), Fleming, Jones, Tustin, 
Casselman, Fraser, Knight, White (Hastings- 
Catherwood, Fulton, Lennard, Peterborough), 
Charlton, Gibson, MacInnis, Wright--34. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Anderson, C6t6 (Verdun- Kirk (Antigonish- Matthews, 
Applewhaite, La Salle), Guysborough), Monette, 
Benidickson, Dion, Lafontaine, Mott, 
Bennett, Eyre, Laing, Murray (Oxford), 
Bertrand, Fair, Langlois (Berthier- Murray (Cariboo), 
Beyerstein, Fauteux, MaskinongO, Prudham, 
Blackmore, Fournier (Hull), Langlois (Gasp6), Quelch, 
Blanchette, Fulford, Lapointe, Ratelle, 
Blue, Gauthier Leduc, Richard (St. Maurice- 
Boisvert, (Lac-St. Jean), Lefranois, Lafleche), 
Boivin, Gauthier (Sudbury), Leger, Riley, 
Bonnier, Gauthier (Lapointe), Lesage, Robinson, 
Bradette, George, Little, Shaw, 
Bradley, Gingues, . Low, Simmons, 
Breithaupt, Goode, MacDougall, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Brisson, Gourd (Chapleau), MacLean Cape Stick, 
Brown (Essex Gregg, Breton North Stuart (Charlotte), 
West), Hansell, and Victoria), Thatcher, 
Bruneau, Harris (Grey-Bruce), MacNaught, Thomas, 
Byrne, Harrison, McCulloch, Tremblay, 
Campney, Henderson, McCusker, Ward, 
Carroll, Howe, McDonald (Parry Weaver, 
Carter, Huffman, Sound-Muskoka), Welbourn, 
Cauchon, Jeffery, McIlraith, Whiteside, 
Cavers, Johnston, McLean (Huron- Whitman, 
Chevrier, Jutras, Perth), Winters, 
Kent, McWilliam, Wood--97. 



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And the question being put on the said proposed amendment; it was nega- 
tived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Argue, Coldwell, Graydon, McLure, 
Balcer, Couremanche, Green, Murphy, 
Black (Cumberland), Cruickshank, Harkness, Pearkes, 
Blair, Diefenbaker, Harris (Danforth), Sinclair, 
Browne (St. John's Drew, Herridge, Sinnott, 
West), Fleming, Jones, Tustin, 
Casselman, Fraser, Knight, White (Hastings- 
Catherwood, Fulton, Lennard, Peterborough), 
Charlton, Gibson, MacInnis, Wright--34. 

NAYS 
Messrs. 
Anderson, Cbt (Verdun- Kent, McWilliam, 
Applewhaite, La Salle), Kirk (Antigonish- Matthews, 
Benidickson, Dion, Guysborough), Monette, 
Bennett, Eyre, Lafontaine, Mott, 
Bertrand, Fair, Laing, Murray (Oxford), 
Beyerstein, Fauteux, Langlois (Berthier- Murray (Cariboo), 
Blackmore, Fournier (Hull), Maskinong6), Prudham, 
Blanchette, Fulford, Langlois (Gasp6), Quelch, 
Blue, Gauthier Lapointe, Ratelle, 
Boisvert, CLac-St. Jean,) Leduc, Richard (St. Maurice- 
Boivin, Gauthier (Sudbury), Lefranois, Lafleche), 
Bonnier, Gauthier (Lapointe), Leger, Riley, 
Bradette, George, Lesage, Robinson, 
Bradley, Gingues, Little, Shaw, 
Breithaupt, Goode, Low, Simmons, 
Brisson, Gour (Russell), MacDougall, Stewart Yorkton), 
Brown (Essex Gourd (Chapleau), MacLean (Cape Stick, 
West), Gregg, Breton North Stuart (Charlotte), 
Bruneau, Hansell, and Victoria), Thatcher, 
Byrne, Harris (Grey-Bruce), MacNaught, Thomas, 
Campney, Harrison, McCulloch, Tremblay, 
Carroll, Henderson, McCusker, Ward, 
Carter, Howe, McDonald (Parry Weaver, 
Cauchon, Huffman, Sound-Muskoka), Welbourn, 
C avers, Jeffery, McIlraith, Whiteside, 
Chevrier, Johnston, McLean (Huron- Whitman, 
Jutras, Perth), Winters, 
Wood--98. 

After still further Debate, the question being put on the main motion: 
That Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited, 
be now read the third time; it was agreed to, on division. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the third time and passed, on division. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. How many persons, by provinces, have been 
convicted under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Control Act, since 
the first of April, 1949, to date? 



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2. What were the penalties imposed in each case? 
3. In how many cases, by provinces, were the moneys seized returned (a) 
in whole; (b) in part, to such persons? 

By Mr. Fulton:ml. How many contracts have been entered into in the 
three years ending December 31, 1949, for the construction of buildings, with- 
out formally advertising or calling for tenders? 
2. How many buildings have been purchased in the three years ending 
December 31, 19497 
3. In the case of each contract for construction of buildings included in 
the answer to question 1, what is (a) the date of the contract; (b) the location 
(city or town and street number) ; (c} the name of the building; (d) the depart- 
ment, departments or Crown company, etc., to be accommodated; (e) the name 
and address of the builder or contractor; (f) the total or agreed cost of con- 
struction; (g) the builder's or contractor's fee? 
4. In the case of each building purchased, included in the answer to 
question 2, what is (a) the date of the purchase; (b) the location (city or 
town and street number); (c) the name of the building; (d) the department, 
departments or Crown company, etc., to be accommodated; (e) the name and 
address of the owner or vendor; (f) the agreed purchase price? 

By Mr. Quelch:--l. What were the net profits of each of the chartered 
banks after published provision for Dominion and Provincial taxes, in each of 
the years, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949? 
2. What was the amount of Dominion and Provincial taxes of each bank 
for these years? 
3. What percentage of paid-up capital are the profits shown in the answer 
to Question 1, in each case? 
4. What was the total of the transfers made to Contingent Reserve Fund 
from the earnings of each of the chartered banks, during above years? 
5. What was the total amount that each bank was called upon to pay in 
additional taxation as a result of excess transfers in each of these years? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper Officers:- 
By Mr. Coldwell:---Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, documents and other papers passing between any person other 
than Mr. L. M. Marion, and the government, from January 1, 1947 to date, 
with respect to the construction of a telegraph and/or telephone line between 
Dillon and Bull's House in Saskatchewan. 

By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a return showing a copy 
of pay rolls and lists of materials used in connection with the work performed 
at the mouth of the river at Riviere-au-Renard, county of Gaspe, during the 
summer of 1949. 

The House then adjourned at 10.55 o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow, at three 
o'clock, p.m. 



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8. Is any arrangement made for the showing of Canadian films in United 
States theatres to promote tourist industry? If so, in what cities were showings 
made and how many? 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid 
before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor General,-- 
Report on the Operations of the Bretton Woods Agreement Act, 1945, Statutes 
of Canada, 1945, Chapter 11, Section 7, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 
1950, including: 
(1) Cperations and Decisions of the International Monetary Fund. 
(2) Operations of the International Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development. 
(3) Fomth Annual Report (1948-1949) of the International Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development, dated September 13, 1949. 
(4) Fourth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter- 
national Bank for Reconstruction and Development, held at Washington, 
D.C., September 13-16, 1949--Proceedings. 
(5} Memorandum relating to the Financial Statements of the Inter- 
national Bank for Reconstruction and Development as of March 31, 1950. 
(6) Annual Report of the Executive Directors of the International 
Monetary Fund for the fiscal year ended April 30, 1949. 
(7) Fourth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter- 
national Monetary Fund, held at Washington, D.C., September 13-16, 1949 
--Report of the Executive Directors and Summary Proceedings. 
(8) Financial Statement of the International Monetary Fund for the 
quarter ended January 31, 1950, issued in accordance with Article XII, 
Section 7(a), of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary 
Fund. 

Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and 
Commerce, laid before the House,--Annual Report of the Board of Grain 
Commissioners for Canada for the year 1949. 

Mr. C6t (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,---Report of the Director of Vocational Train- 
ing for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950. 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy published in the Caada Gazette durin the period May 7, 
1950 to May 13, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the 
Naval Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 
And also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal Canadian Air 
Force, published in the Canada Gazette during the period May 7, 1950 to 
May 13, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 16, sub-section 2 of 
the Royal Canadian Air Force Act, Chapter 15, Statutes of Canada, 1940. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,---Return 
to an Order of the House of May 10, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Is the 
present temporary postmistress at Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan, the wife of 
Mr. L. M. Marion? 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 16TH MAY 385 

2. Did Mr. L. M. Marion construct a telegraph line between Dillon and 
Bull's House in Saskatchewan? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 11, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What was the amount of the national debt, gross and net, at 
the end of each fiscal year from 1942 to 1950, inclusive? 
2. What was the national revenue for each fiscal year from 1942 to 1949, 
inclusive? 
3. What was the index number of the cost of living in 1935, and what 
have been the variations in the said index number for each year since 1935? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Is freight assistance on western feed grains granted in Canada 
beyond Fort William, Ontario or Vancouver, British Columbia? 
2. If so, where to? 
3. Are milling companies or feed companies permitted freight assistance 
or drawback on freight on oats or coarse grains purchased or handled by them? 
4. If so, what companies during 1948 and 1949 obtained freight assistance 
or drawback on coarse grains and what amounts? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the ttouse of May 15, 1950, for a copy 
of all correspondence, telegrams, documents and other papers passing between 
any person other than Mr. L. M. Marion, and the government, from January 1, 
1947 to date, with respect to the construction of a telegraph and/or telephone 
line between Dillon and Bull's House in Saskatchewan? 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, 
viz: -- 
Bill No. 211 (Letter Z-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Reuben Robert Shapiro".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 212 (Letter A-7 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary White Sheppard".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 213 (Letter B-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ulderic Cadieux".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 214 (Letter C-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Irene Barney Hutchinson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 215 (Letter D-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alice Jean Young Gulliver".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 216 (Letter E-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Alphonse Martel".--Mr. Wlnkler. 
Bill No. 217 (Letter F-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Georges Emile Bernier". Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 218 (Letter G-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 219 (Letter H-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Max Gurevitch".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 220 (Letter I-7 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux".--Mr. Winkler. 



386 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, 
and progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave 
to sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 133, An Act 
respecting National Defence; 
Mr. Claxton moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 
8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Public Blls was called vnder Staning Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 
The following Bills were severally read the second time, and referred to 
their respective Committees, as follows:- 
To the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce: 
Bill No. 205 {Letter K-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
United Security Insurance Company". 
Bill No. 207 {Letter K-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Canadian Commerce Insurance Company". 
Bill No. 208 {Letter A-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to-incorporate 
Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company". 
To the Standing Comm:ttee on Msce!laneots Private Bills: 
Dill No. 203 (Letter B-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Apostolic Trustees of the Friars Minor or Franciscans". 

(Public Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 6, An Act to amend 
The Ind':strial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act {Enforcement), was 
allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No 10, An Act to 
amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act (Reinstatement 
and Compensation)  
Mr. Noseworthy, seconded by Mr. Knight, moved,--That the said Bill be 
now read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 



A.D. 195u TUESDAY, 16TH MAY 387 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 
The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Claxton: 
That Bill No. 133, An Act respecting National Defence, be now read the second 
time. 
After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; 
it was agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 134, An Act to 
amend the Militia Pension Act and change the Title thereof; 
Mr. Claxton moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time. 

By unanimous consent, the House then reverted to "Government Notices 
of Motions". 

Mr. Claxton then moved,--That a Special Committee be appointed to con: 
sider Bill No. 133, An Act respecting National Defence; with power to send 
for persons, papers and records and to report from time to time; and that the 
said Committee consist of Messrs. Adamson, Balcer, Bennett, Blackmore, 
Blanchette, Campney, Cavers, Claxton, Dickey, George, Gillis, Harkness, 
Henderson, Higgins, Langlois (Gasp), Lapointe, Larson, McLean (Huron- 
Perth), Pearkes, Roberge, Stick, Thomson, Viau, Welbourn and Wright; and 
that Standing Order 65 (1) be suspended in relation thereto. 
And after Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it 
was agreed to. 

By unanimous consent, Mr. Claxton then moved,--That Bill No. 133, An 
Act respecting National Defence; and Bill No. 134, An Act to amend the Militia 
Pension Act and change the Title thereof, be referred to the Special Committee 
appointed to consider B,_'ll No. 133, An Act respecting National Defence, and 
that the Committee be empowered to consider the said Bills. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The said Bills were accordingly referred to the said Committee. 

The House then resumed the consideration in Committee of the Whole 
of a certain proposed Resolution respecting the payment and distribution of 
Prize Money. 
(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a bill to provide for the payment 
and distribution of prize money out of prize money presently and prospectively 
in the Consolidated Revenue Fund. 



388 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Claxton then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 221, An Act 
to provide for the Payment and Distribution of Prize Money, which was read 
the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 180, An Act to 
amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946; 
Mr. Gregg moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon, the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Wright, adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 58 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 17TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the House the following cablegram which 
he had received:-- 

House of Commons, London, England, 
May 17, 1950. 

To the Speaker, 
House of Commons, 
Ottawa, Ontario. 
The whole House of Commons is grieved at the sufferings of the City of 
Winnipeg caused by the present disastrous floods. The generosity and brave 
friendship of your country have warmed our hearts on many occasions not far 
distant and to you Mr. Speaker to the afflicted citizens of Winnipeg and to the 
whole Canadian people we send our heartfelt sympathy. 
DOUGLAS CLIFTON BROWN, 
Speaker. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had agreed to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill 
No. 12 (Letter B of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting Grants of Public 
Lands", without any amendment. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had agreed to 
the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill No. 81 (Letter C of 
the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting Crown Lands in the Yukon Territory 
and the Northwest Territories", without any amendment. 



390 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Breithaupt, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and 
Telegraph Lines, presented the Sixth Report of the said Committee, which is 
as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered Bill No. 153 (Letter J-4 of the Senate), 
intituled: "An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act" and has agreed to report 
same without amendment. 
A copy of the evidence in relation to the said Bill is tabled herewith. 
(For Mnutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying sad Report, see 
Append".x to the Jornals, No. 4) 

Mr. Breithaupt, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and 
Telegraph Lines, presented the Seventh Report of the said Committee, which 
is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends that its quorum be reduced from 20 to 14 
members and that paragraph (b), Section 1 of Standing Order 63 be suspended 
in relation thereto. 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Breithaupt, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,Copies of telegrams exchanged between the Prime Minister of Canada 
and the Premier of the Province of Quebec, with respect to the establishment 
of a Commission to enquire into the disastrous fires at Rimouski and Cabano, 
P.Q., and to report thereon without delay to the Federal and Quebec Govern- 
ments. (English and French). 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as 
an Order for Return, under sub-section 4 of Sanding Order 44, and an Order 
of the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Hansell:--l. Did the Dominion Government advance any moneys to 
any of the Provinces, during 1949 for the purpose of relief? 
2. If so, how much was advanced to each Province, and on what agreement? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to proper officers:-- 

By Mr. Coldwell:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence 
and other documents exchanged between any person or persons and the Post 
Office and Transport Departments, since January 1, 1949, with respect to the 
post office at Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan. 

By Mr. Coldwell:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, and other documents exchanged between Mr. A. Ahenakew, of Ile a 
la Crosse, Saskatchewan, and the government, since January 1, 1948. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 17TH MAY 391 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 221, An Act to 
provide for the Payment and Distribution of Prize Money; 
Mr. Claxton moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to, on division. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, on division. 
By unanimous consent, Mr. Claxton then moved,--That Bill No. 221, An 
Act to provide for the Payment and Distribution of Prize Money, be referred 
to the Special Committee appointed to consider Bill No. 133, An Act respecting 
National Defence, and that the Committee be empowered to consider the said 
Bill, No. 221. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly referred to the said Committee. 

The Bill No. 210, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff, was read the second 
time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported with an amendment, 
considered as amended; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until tomorrow, at three o'clock p.m. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 18TH MAY 393 

No. 59 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 18TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concm'rence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 222 {Letter J-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Cold Storage Act". 

Mr. Mcllraith, from the Special Committee on the Operations of the 
National Research Council, presented the First Report of the said Committee, 
which is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered Bill No. 179, An Act to amend the Research 
Council Act, and has agreed to report it without amendment. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copies of the following Orders in Council:- 
Order in Council P.C. 2536, approved May 17, 1950: appointing John B. 
Carswell, Esquire, of Vancouver, B.C., and D. Bruce Shaw, Esquire, of Winnipeg, 
Manitoba, Commissioners under the Inquiries Act, to inquire into the nature 
and extent of the damage, etc., caused by the 1950 floods in the Red River Valley 
in Manitoba and to report without delay to the Federal and the Manitoba Pro- 
vincial authorities all the essential facts necessary to determine the amount 
of the grant which the Federal Government should make to the Government 
of Manitoba in order to assist that Government in discharging its responsibilities 
in respect of the said floods. 
Order in Council P.C. 2537, approved May 17, 1950: appointing Brigadier 
A. Theriault and Edouard Laurent, Esquire, both of the City of Quebec, Corn- 



394 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

missioners under the Inquiries Act to inquire into the nature and extent of the 
damage caused by the recent fires in the Towns of Rimouski and Cabano, 
Quebec, and to report without delay to the Federal and Quebec Provincial 
authorities, in order to assist in deciding about the financial aid to be extended. 
He also laid before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor 
General,--Annual Report of the Department of Mines and Resources for the 
fiscal year ended March 31, 1949. (English and French). 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of May 15, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. How many 
persons, by provinces, have been convicted under the provisions of the Foreign 
Exchange Control Act, since the first of April, 1949, to date? 
2. What were the penalties imposed in each case? 
3. In how many cases, by provinces, were the moneys seized returned (a) 
in whole; (b) in part, to such persons? 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What was 
the cost of travelling expenses for each Cabinet Minister and each Parliamentary 
Assistant during the year 1949? 
2. Does this cost include the cost of maintaining private railways cars, air 
travel, travel by R.C.A.F. planes, and hotels? 
3. If not, what items does it not include? 
4. What was the cost of the above for the first two months of 19507 
He also laid before the House,--Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 
Twenty-first General Election of June 27, 1949, made pursuant to sub-section 
6 of Section 56 of the Dominion Elections Act, 1938. (English and French). 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as 
an Order for Return, under sub-section 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order 
of the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Conacher:--l. What amounts of money has Norman L. Mathews 
received for legal fees from the present government, (a) per year; (b) per case? 
2. What was the result of the case of Gordon Davidson, convicted 
November 3, 1947, appealed in February, 1948, and the decision? 
3. What were the amounts Mr. Mathews received for legal services in this 
case for each appearance? 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 177, An Act to 
amend The Income Tax Act; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the Committee 
obtained leave to consider it again later this day. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 18TH MAY 395 
By unanimous consent, the House reverted to "Routine Proceedings": 
And after some time; 
The House returned to "Government Orders". 

The House then resumed consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bill 
No. 177, An Act to amend The Income Tax Act, which was reported with amend- 
ments, considered as amended, and ordered for a third reading at the next sit- 
ting of the House. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Gregg: That Bill No. 180, An Act to amend The War Veterans' Allowance 
Act, 1946, be now read the second time. 

And after further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said 
motion; it was agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time. 

Mr. Gregg moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the 
House to resolve itself into Committee of the Whole on the said Bill. 

RULING OF MR. SPEAKER 
Mr. SPEAKER: As I have mentioned previously, this motion is not debatable, 
and not being debatable, it is not amendable. 
The honourable member for Melfort (Mr. Wright) has referred to 
Beauchesne, Third Edition, as his authority to move that a bill be referred to 
a select committee on the motion that Mr. Speaker leave the Chair for the 
House to go into Committee of the Whole. May I point out that citation 699 
in ]eauchesne's Third Edition is taken from lourinot at page 519 where it is 
stated: 
Any bill may be referred to a select committee in amendment to 
the motion for the House to go into Committee of the Whole, or on the 
reading of the order for Committee. 
That is taken from the Debates of the House of Commons of Canada in 
connection with the Marine Electric Telegraph Bills, referred to in Canadian 
Commons Hansard for 1879. 
I might point out to the honourable member that in 1879 a motion for 
Mr. Speaker to leave the Chair for the House to go into Committee of the 
Whole was debatable. Since that time, however, the rules have been changed 
so that the motion is not debatable. 

And the question being put on the motion of Mr. Gregg: That Mr. Speaker 
do now leave the Chair; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the 
said Bill, and progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained 
leave to consider it aain at the next sitting of the House. 



396 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three o'clock, p.m. 



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OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 19TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of April 20, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Does the 
Unemployment Insurance Commission operate printing equipment apart from 
and independently of the government printing bureau? 
2. If not, what is the explanation of the reference to "the printing division" 
on page 16 of the 1949 report of this commission? 
3. Are there any other government departments or agencies operating 
printing equipment of their own? 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 222, (Letter J-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Cold Storage Act".--Mr. Gardiner. 

The Bill No. 177, An Act to amend The Income Tax Act, was read the 
third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 209, An Act to 
amend The Prairie Farm Assistance Act, .1939; 
Mr. Gardiner moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, and referred to the 
Standing Committee on Agricultre and Colonization 



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same at eight o'clock, p.m. 

HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
And the House continuing in Committee. 
At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
8 P.M. 

(The Order ]or Privete end Public Bills wes celled under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The following Bills were severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Steading Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills {together 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on which t_e said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 211 (Letter Z-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ret:ben lol=ert Shapiro". 
Bill No. 212 (Letter A-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary White Sheppard". 
]3ill No. 213 (Letter B-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ulderic Cadieux". 
PAll No. 214 (Letter C-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relier 
of ttelen Irene Barney Hutchinson". 
]ill No. 215 (Letter D-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alice Jean Young Gulliver". 
Bill No. 216 (Letter E-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Alphonse Martel". 
]ill No. 217 (Letter F-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of G eorges Emile Bernier". 
Bill No. 218 (Letter G-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies". 
Bill No. 219 (Letter H-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Max Gurevitch". 
Bill No. 220 (Letter I-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of 1Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux". 

(Pblic Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 6, An Act to amend 
The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act (Enforcement), was 
allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 11, An Act to 
amend The Dominion Elections Act, 1"938 (Age of Voters): 
Mr. Argue, seconded by Mr. Knowles, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired: 



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The House then resumed in Committee of Supply, and progress having 
been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again at the next 
sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 61 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 22ND MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 178, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act. 
Also,---A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed the 
following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 223 {Letter L-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marilyn Ruth Cohen Novak". 
Bill No. 224 {Letter M-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Elizabeth Bernatchez Russell". 
Bill No. 225 (Letter N-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Evelyn Thompson Clift". 
Bill No. 226 (Letter 0-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maida Maria Howard Martin". 
Bill No. 227 (Letter P-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of June Hedy Leshynska Thompson". 
Bill No. 228 (Letter Q-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rosemary Smalley Carrier". 
Bill No. 229 (Letter R-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Arthur William Goodson". 
Bill No. 230 {Letter S-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Melbourne Davis Wand". 
Bill No. 231 (Letter T-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frank Lear Rogers". 
Bill No. 232 (Letter U-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Roma Leduc". 
Bill No. 233 (Letter V-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Rosaline Casavant Dufresne". 
Bill No. 234 {Letter W-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leo Berger". 



402 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And also,-A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were referred 
the petitions on which the above-mentioned Bills were founded, praying for 
Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence before them, 
with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Twenty-third Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, as follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Twenty-third 
Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private 
Bills, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to 
dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 
95th Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan, now residing in the United States of 
America, wife of Francis Edward Allan, of Dorval, P.Q. 
Of Ruth Dsire Morrissette Chevalier, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Jean Paul 
Chevalier. 
Of Mary Muriel Fagan-Larman Jarry, of Mount Royal, P.Q., wife of G6rard 
Roland Raoul Jarry. 
Of Doris Mary Thompson Lummis, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Wallace Ernest 
Lummis. 
Of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie, now residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, wife of 
John Runcie, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Charles George Storey, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Elizabeth Hope 
Griitith Storey. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Argue be 
substituted for that of Mr. Herridge on the Standing Committee of Agriculture 
and Colonization. 

Mr. Mutch, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
Showing:--l. In each province, how many veterans are settled under the 
Veterans' Land Act? 
2. In each province, how many acres are now occupied under VLA? 
3. In each province, how many acres now owned by the government are 
yet to be transferred to veterans? 
4. In each province, how many homes have been erected or are in the 
course of erection by veterans? 
5. What is the total value of the property occupied by veterans under the 
VLA in each province? 
6. In each province, what is the number of resales of veterans' property 
bought under the VLA? 
7. In each province, what is the number of inspectors or field men under 
the VLA? 



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8. In each province, what is the number of VLA inspector's cars operated 
at government expense? 
9. In each province, what is the total number of cars owned and operated 
by the Department of Veterans Affairs? 
10. In each province, what is the total number of employees and officials 
in all VLA departments? 
11. In each province, what is the number of parcels of government lands, 
with or without buildings sold to other than veterans? 
12. In each province, what was the total value of all parcels sold to other 
than veterans? 
13. In each province, other than ulder VLA, what real estate sales were 
concluded by the Department of Veterans Affairs? 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Argue:--l. How many bushels of wheat were purchased by each 
importing country under the International Wheat Agreement from August 1, 
1949 to May 1, 1950, or to the most recent date for which information is 
available? 
2. What quantity was imported from Canada by each country, during the 
same period in (a) 1949-1950 crop year; (b) 1948-1949 crop year? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 
By Mr. Hodgson:--l. How many timber lands or leases were sold by the 
Dominion Government in each of the years 1947, 1948 and 19497 
2. To whom and at what price? 
3. How much other lands were sold by the Dominion Government in each 
of the years 1948 and 1949? 
4. To whom and at what price? 
5. Were these sales by competition? 
6. Were they advertised? 
By Mr. Dube:--What was the public debt of each Province of Canada, 
except Newfoundland, at the end of (a) the year 1935; (b) the year 1949? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 
By Mr. Low:--l. How many Federal Government grain elevators are there 
in Canada, and what is the location of each? 
2. Which of these elevators are being operated by the Government, and 
which are being operated under lease to private companies? 
3. How many permanent employees are there in each of these elevators, 
and what is the yearly salary of each? 
4. What was the total bushelage of grain handled by each of these elevators 
for each of the calendar years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949? 
5. What volume of grain was cleaned and/or conditioned in each elevator 
for each of the past five years? 
6. How much feed was ground in each elevator during each of the past five 
years? 



404 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

7. Which of the Government elevators took in sufficient revenues to pay 
operating costs in each of the past five years? 
8. How many hours per day does each Government elevator remain open for 
business? 
9. Is it possible for farmers and stockmen in the vicinity of any Government 
elevator to buy wheat screenings directly from that elevator? 
10. If not, how are such wheat screenings disposed of? 

By Mr. Browne (St. John's West) :--1. Have there been any convictions in 
Newfoundland since April 1, 1949, for offences under Federal Statutes? 
2. If so, under what statutes were the prosecutions taken, how many con- 
victions have been recorded and what punishment was enforced in each case? 

By Mr. Blackmore:--l. What sections of Manitoba were flooded by the Red 
River in 1948? 
2. What was the estimated dollar cost of the flood damage of 1948? 
3. Did the Federal Government aid in rehabilitating flooded areas of the 
Red River Valley after the 1948 flood? 
4. If so, how much did the Federal Government contribute in tendering 
such aid? 

By Mr. Balcer:--l. In what year was C. E. Thibault appointed returning 
officer for the County of Gaspe? 
2. On what date was he removed from office and for what reasons? 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper Officers:- 
By Mr. Diefenbaker--Order of the House for a copy of all letters, telegrams, 
and other documents in connection with the payment, under the Prairie Farm 
Assistance Act, to Ronald Reynoldson of Section 36, Township 21, Range 26, 
West of the second meridian, district of Chamberlain, Saskatchewan. 
By Mr. Fulton:--Order of the House for a copy of the terms of reference 
or instructions on the basis of which the Dominion Provincial Fraser River Basin 
Board was constituted, and also a copy of any further instructions issued to 
the Board since its constitution, by the Dominion Government. 

Mr. Knight, seconded by Mr. Bryce, moved,--That, in the opinion of this 
House, the government should take into consideration means of expanding and 
equalizing educational opportunity across Canada, by the granting of financial 
assistance to the various provinces for that purpose. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



406 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Telegram from W. M. L. Hutcheson, General President, United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of March 16, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. 
During each of the years 1947, 1948 and 1949 what was the total amount of mail 
carried, (a) by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and (b) by the Canadian National 
Railways, between points served by both railways? 
2. Has the Government received representations calling for an attempt to 
equalize the distribution of mail, as noted above? 
3. If so, what action has been taken on such representations? 

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce), a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
presented,---Return to an Order of the House of April 5, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--1. How many applications by Chinese Canadian citizens have been 
made month by month since the first of January, 1949, for the admission of 
wives or children? 
2. In how many cases were the applications turned down? 
3. At what age are sons and daughters of Chinese Canadian citizens denied 
admission? 
4. Have any been admitted over such designated age since the first of 
January, 19497 If so, how many? 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, laid before 
the House,--Copy of Interim Report of the British Columbia Flood Relief Com- 
mission respecting the matter of flood relief in the Fraser Valley, B.C., made to 
the Prime Minister of Canada, and dated June 13, 1948. 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy published in the Canada Gazette during the period May 14, 
1950 to May 21, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the Naval 
Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 

Also,Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army published 
in the Canada Gazette during the period May 14, 1950 to May 21, 1950, inclusive, 
under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, Chapter 132, R.S.C. 1927, 
as amended. 

And also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal Canadian Air 
Force, published in the Canada Gazette during the period May 14, 1950 to May 
21, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 16, sub-section 2 of the Royal 
Canadian Air Force Act, Chapter 15, Statutes of Canada, 1940. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Abbott, by leave of the House, introduced a 
Bill, No. 236, An Act to amend The Tariff Board Act, which was read the first 
time, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 



408 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

8 P.M. 
(The Order ]or Private and Pblic Bills was called nder Standing Order 15) 
(Public Bills) 
The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 6, An Act to 
amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act (Enforcement); 
Mr. Gillis, seconded by Mr. Knowles, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

By unanimous consent, the House reverted to "Motions" under "Routine 
Proceedings". 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, then laid before 
the House,--Copies of further Messages received with respect to the disastrous 
flood in the Province of Manitoba, as follows:- 
Telegram from Their Majesties, the King and Queen. 
Telegram from Her Majesty, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. 
Telegram from Prime Minister Boffa of Malta. 
He also laid before the House,--Copy of further correspondence between 
the Prime Minister of Canada and Premiers of various Provinces of Canada 
with respect to the proposed Dominion-Provincial Conference to be held during 
the autumn of 1950 to discuss general questions of common concern to the 
Federal and Provincial Governments. (English and French). 

The House then resumed Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Fournier 
(Hull) : That Mr. Speaker do ow leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself 
again into Committee of Supply. 

And on the proposed motion of Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Diefenbaker, 
in amendment thereto: 

That all the words after "That" to the end of the question be deleted and 
the following substituted therefor: 
"it is expedient to appoint a Joint Committee of the Senate and the House 
of Commons to study suggested constitutional changes affecting the Senate, 
including such matters as the method by which the members of the Senate 
shall be chosen, their tenure of office, and the better functioning of the Senate 
in our parliamentary system, with a view to formulating proposals to be pre- 
sented to the government for discussion at the forthcoming Dominion Provincial 
Constitutional Conference; such Committee to have power to call for persons, 
papers and records; to sit while the House is sitting, and to report from time 
to time; and that a message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to 
unite with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems 
it advisable, some of its members to act on the proposed Joint Committee." 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 23RD MAY 409 

And after further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said 
proposed amendment; it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Coyle, Hatfield, Quelch, 
Argue, Diefenbaker, Hodgson, Rowe, 
Black (Cumberland), Drew, Jones, Shaw, 
Blackmore, Fair, Knight, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Blair, Fleming, Knowles, North), 
Brooks, Fraser, Lennard, Thatcher, 
Browne (St. John's Fulton, Low, Thomas, 
West), Gagnon, Macdonnell Tustin, 
Bryce, Gibson, (Greenwood), White (Hastings- 
Cardiff, Gillis, McGregor, Peterborough), 
Casselman, Graydon, McLure, White (Middlesex 
Catherwood, Green, Noseworthy, East), 
Charlton, Hansell, Pearkes, Wright, 
Coldwell, Harkness, Poulin, Wylie51. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Anderson, Darroch, Hunter, Mass4, 
Applewhaite, Dechene, James, Matthews, 
Ashbourne, Decore, Kent, Mott, 
Bater, Denis, Kirk (Antigonish- Mutch, 
Beaudoin, Dewar, Guysborough), Nadon, 
Benidickson, Dickey, Kirk (Digby- Proudfoot, 
Bennett, Dub4, Yarmouth), Prudham, 
Black (Chateauguay- Ferrie, Lafontaine, Richa=d (St. Maurice- 
Huntingdon- Fournier (HulD, Laing, Lafleche), 
Laprairie), Fournier (Maison- Langlois (Berthier- Richard 
Blanchette, neuve-Rosemont), Maskinong4), (Ottawa East), 
Blue, Fulford, Langlois (Gasp), Riley, 
Boisvert, Garland, Leduc, Roberge, 
Bonnier, Garson, Lefranois, Robinson, 
Bradley, Gauthier Leger, Rooney, 
Brisson, (Lac-St. Jean), Lesage, St. Laurent, 
13rown (Essex Gauthier (Sudbury), Little, Sinclair, 
West), Gauthier (Lapointe), MacDougall, Smith (Queens- 
8runeau, Gauthier (Portneuf), MacLean (Cape Shelburne), 
Byrne, George, Breton North Smith (Moose 
Cameron, Goode, and Victoria), Mountain), 
Campney, Gosselin, MacNaught, Stick, 
Carroll, Gour (Russell), Macnaughton, Studer, 
Carter, Gourd (Chapleau), McCubbin, Thomson, 
Cavers, Gregg, McCulloch, Viau, 
Chevrier, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McCusker, Ward, 
Claxton, Harrison, McIlraith, Warren, 
Conacher, Hellyer, McLean (Huron- Weir, 
Corry, Helme, Perth), Welbourn, 
C6t (Verdun- Henry, McWilliam, Winters, 
La Salle), Hosking, Major, Wood--111. 
Cruickshank, Huffman, Martin, 



410 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And the Debate continuing on the main motion; the said Debate was, on 
motion of Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North), adjourned. 

At eleven o'clock p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House vithout question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow, at three o'clock p.m. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 24TH MAY 411 

No. 63 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 24TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Annual Report of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy for the calendar year 1949. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Fulton:--l. For each branch or department of government as shown 
at pages 2 and 3 of the estimates for the year ending March 31, 1951, how many 
different types, sizes and forms of stationery for correspondence are presently 
authorized? 
2. How many different types, sizes and forms of envelopes are presently 
authorized? 
3. How many different types, sizes and forms of memorandum paper are 
presently authorized? 
By Mr. Hansell:--l. What was the value in dollars, of imports from Japan 
during the years 1948 and 1949? 
2. What were the chief classifications of these products in 1949 and what 
is the value of each? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 
By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. What is the total amount paid to the TCA for 
air transportation for government officers, employees or officials in each of 
the fiscal years 1948-49 and 1949-507 
2. Of the said amount, what was the amount expended for travelling (a) 
within; (b) outside of Canada? 



412 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Fraser:--l. What Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Assistants 
used R.C.A.F. planes for travel during (a) 1949; (b) first two months of 19507 
2. Where were these trips to and was return trip made by air? 
3. What was charged each department for each of these trips? 
4. What was the estimated cost for each of these trips to (a) the R.C.A.F.; 
(b) Government owned planes; (c) other commercial planes? 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. Has any effort been made, since May 4, 1950, to 
ascertain whether Mr. H. K. Hill is connected in any way with the North 
Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company? 
2. Is the North Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company registered at the 
local registry office at Kingston, Ontario? 
3. If so, who is listed as the owner or proprietor thereof? 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper Officers:- 
By Mr. Diefenbaker:--Order of the ttouse for a copy of all engineering 
reports concerning the feasibility of the South Saskatchewan River and Irriga- 
tion project that have been received since the first of August, 1949. 

By Mr. Knowles:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence 
in the possession of the Post Office Department with reference to the establish- 
ing of rural free mail delivery routes for the communities of Holmesville, 
Mineral, Moose Mountain and Killowe'en, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, 
and the eliminating of the post offices at Mineral, Moose Mountain and Kil- 
lowe'en, including (without restricting the generality of the foregoing) a copy 
of all correspondence, and any maps or charts referred to therein, exchanged 
between the Post Cffice Department or any officers thereof and Mr. D. R. Bishop. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Fournier (Hull): That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the 
the Ho':se to resolve itself again into Committee of Supply. 
After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; 
it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, 
and progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave 
to sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 237 (Letter K-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Customs Act". 

And it being after six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, it being then five minutes 
past six o'clock, p.m., until tomorrow at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 64 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 25TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk of the House had received 
from the Chief Electoral Officer, Certificates of Election and Return of the follow- 
ing Members, viz:-- 
Of Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough, for the Electoral District of Hamilton West. 
Of George H. Hees, Esquire, for the Electoral District of Broadview. 

CANADA 
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER 

To the Clerk of the House of Commons: 
This is to certify that pursuant to a Writ dated on the thirtieth day of 
March, 1950, and addressed to Douglas B. Gordon, of Hamilton, in the Province 
of Ontario, for the election of a Member to serve in the House of Commons of 
Canada for the Electoral District of Hamilton West, in the place and stead of 
the Honourable Colin Gibson, who has accepted an office of emolument under 
the Crown, Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough, Public Accountant, 214 George Street, 
Hamilton, Ontario, has been returned as elected. 
Given under my hand and seal of office at Ottawa this twenty-fifth day 
of May, 1950. 
N. CASTONGUAY (L.S.) 
Chief Electoral Officer. 
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CANADA 
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER 

To the Clerk oS the House oS Commons: 
This is to certify that pursuant to a Writ dated on the thirtieth day of 
March, 1950, and addressed to William Hogg, of Toronto, in the Province of 
Ontario, for the election of a Member to serve in the House of Commons of 
Canada for the Electoral District of Broadview, in the place and stead of Thomas 
Langton Church, deceased, George H. Hees, Manufacturer, 182 St. George 
Street, Toronto, Ontario, has been returned as elected. 
Given under my hand and seal of office at Ottawa this twenty-fifth day 
of May, 1950. 
N. CASTONGUAY (L.S.) 
Chie Electoral Officer. 

Mr. Winkler, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, 
presented the Fourth Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered the following Bills and has agreed to report 
them without amendment: 
Bill No. 136 (Letter L-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Bell Lifshitz". 
Bill No. 137 (Letter M-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Matthew Waagemans". 
Bill No. 138 (Letter N-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre". 
Bill No. 139 (Letter O-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Toulch Standard". 
Bill No. 140 (Letter P-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thomas Gordon Williams". 
Bill No. 141 (Letter Q-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Lerner Baker". 
Bill No. 142 (Letter R-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Robert Earl Skinner". 
Bill No. 143 (Letter S-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Chasia Berger Wolf". 
Bill No. 144 (Letter T-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Henry William Askew". 
Bill No. 145 (Letter U-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leman Makinson". 
Bill No. 146 (Letter V-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Anna Levesque Kirkland". 
Bill No. 147 (Letter W-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Barrymore Stone". 
Bill No. 148 (Letter X-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade". 
Bill No. 149 (Letter Y-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitchell". 
Bill No. 150 (Letter Z-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning". 
Bill No. 151 (Letter A-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
George Bruce Lancaster". 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 25TH MAY 415 

Bill No. 154 (Letter C-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith". 
Bill No. 155 (Letter D-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Antoinette Carriere Lepine'. 
Bill No. 156 (Letter E-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott". 
Bill No. 157 (Letter F-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norman Harold Lucas". 
Bill No. 158 (Letter G-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of tManche Irene Aurore Schryer Batryn". 
Bill No. 159 (Letter H-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leah Judith Godfrey Green". 
Bill No. 160 (Letter I-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Phyllis Martin Payne". 
Bill No. 161 (Letter J-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Geraldine Estelle Leduc Brunet". 
Bill No. 162 (Letter L-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of John Allen Young". 
till No. 163 (Letter M-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laura Kathleen Potter Stewart". 
Bill No. 1"64 (Letter N-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Hannah Keene Ley". 
Bill No. 165 (Letter 0-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ada Friedman Mendelsohn". 
Bill No. 166 (Letter P-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Mitchell Rabinovitch". 
Bill No. 167 (Letter Q-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ernest Joseph Poirier". 
Bill No. 168 (Letter R-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maria De Gregoria Zarbatany". 
Bill No. 169 (Letter S-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jean Paul Verret". 
Bill No. 170 (Letter T-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gladys Eileen Hungate Norman". 
Bill No. 171 (Letter U-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie-Anne Alice Lalonde Campey". 
Bill No. 172 (Letter V-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadye Gash Blidner". 
Bill No. 173 (Letter W-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lera Mary Rombough Kirkey". 
Bill No. 174 (Letter X-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Micheline Loranger Major". 
Bill No. 175 (Letter Y-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jane Letitia Hardie Ball". 
Bill No. 176 (Letter Z-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Russell Mowbray Meredith". 
}ill No. 182 (Letter B-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jack Elmhirst Webster". 
Bill No. 183 (Letter C-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Annie Kwiat Maislin". 
Bill No. 184 {Letter D-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Charles Blair". 
Bill No. 185 (Letter E-6 of. the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Therese Simonne St. (Dnge Laurier". 



416 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 186 (Letter F-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Carmen Emily Adelle McCoy Jackson". 
Bill No. 187 (Letter G-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson". 
Bill No. 188 (Letter H-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bertha Marks Cohen". 
Bill No. 189 (Letter I-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee". 
Bill No. 190 {Letter J-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Matyla Martyniak". 
Bill No. 191 {Letter K-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda} Lecomte Bolduc". 
Bill No. 192 {Letter L-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski". 
Bill No. 193 {Letter M-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Meadows MacNaughton". 
Bill No. 194 (Letter N-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Walter Kerr Dow". 
Bill No. 195 (Letter P-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thora Yvonne Easy Weaver". 
Bill No. 196 (Letter Q-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act'for the relief 
of Robert Cohen". 
Bill No. 197 (Letter R-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruby Gladys Burns Thornhill". 
Bill No. 198 (Letter S-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Franqois Xavier Beland". 
Bill No. 199 (Letter T-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Neist". 
Bill No. 200 (Letter U-6 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Harry Goldbloom". 
Bill No. 201 (Letter V-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of W,:nnifred Julia Lester Stockless". 
Bill No. 202 (Letter W-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of George Eustorgio Lanzon". 
Bill No. 203 (Letter X-6 of the Senate). intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laurette Amyot McGroarty". 
Bill No. 204 (Letter Y-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy". 
Bill No. 211 (Letter Z-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Reuben Robert Shapiro". 
Bill No. 212 (Letter A-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary White Sheppard". 
till No. 213 (Letter B-7 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ulderic Cadieux". 
Bill No. 214 (Letter C-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Irene Barney Hutchinson". 
Bill No. 215 (Letter D-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alice Jean Young Gulliver". 
Bill No. 216 (Letter E-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Alphonse Martel". 
Bill No. 217 (Letter F-7 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Georges Emile Bernier". 
Bill No. 218 (Letter G-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Veronica Quinn, Davies". 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 25TH MAY 419 
A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 181, An Act to amend the Railway Act. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolutions were adopted 
Supply) :  

TRANSPORT 

(less amounts voted in Interim 

B--GENERAL 
AIR TRANSPORT BOARD 
523 Salaries and other Expenses, including the Canadian Dele- 
gation to the International Civil Aviation Organization 

$229,335 00 

A--DEPARTMENT 
Marine Service 
467 Nautical Service Administration ........................ 
468 Marine Service Steamers, including Icebreakers--Main- 
tenance, Operation and Repairs .................... 
469 Construction, Maintehance and Supervision of Aids to 
Navigation, including salaries and allowances to 
Lightkeepers ..................................... 
470 Agencies--Salaries and Office Expenses .................. 
471 Maintenance and Repairs to Wharves .................. 
472 To provide for breaking ice in Thunder Bay, Lake Superior 
and other points deemed advisable in the interests of 
navigation ........................................ 
473 To provide for Canada's share of the cost of the North 
Atlantic Ice Patrol ................................ 
474 Administration of Pilotage, including authority for tem- 
porary recoverable advances; contributions, and the 
operation and maintenance as required, of necessary 
pilotage vessels in certain Pilotage Districts ...... 
475 Life Saving Service, including rewards for saving life .... 
476 To provide subsidies for wrecking plants--Quebec and 
British Columbia ................................. 
477 Grants of $300 each to the Royal Arthur Sailors' Institute 
at Port Arthur, Ontario and the Welland Canal Sea- 
men's Institute .................................... 
478 Miscellaneous Services relating to Navigation and Ship- 
ping, including grants as detailed in the Estimates; and 
for repayment to a proper authority, or to the Govern- 
ment of the United Kingdom, under Section 296 of 
the Canada Shipping Act, of expenses incurred in 
respect of distressed seamen left behind out of Canada, 
including the repayment of excepted expenses, as 
defined in the said section ........... " ............. 

194,262 00 
3,603,07O 00 

4,503,495 00 
436,505 00 
5,000 00 

30,000 O0 
20,000 O0 

284,670 00 
137,490 00 

65,000 O0 

600 O0 

138.809 O0 



420 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

479 Steamship Inspection and the carrying out of the provisions 
of the conventions for the safety of life at sea and 
load lines ........................................ 
480 Marine Signal Service ................................ 
481 River St. Lawrence Ship Channel--Contract Dredging in 
the St. Lawrence River and Montreal Harbour, includ- 
ing cost of administration--Capital ................ 
482 River St. Lawrence Ship Channel--Operation and Mainten- 
ance ............................................. 
483 To provide towards the construction of an Icebreaking 
vessel to meet the St. Lawrence and Northern trans- 
portation requirements (Estimated cost $5,000,000)-- 
Capital (Revote $400,000) .......................... 
484 To provide towards the construction of a Lighthouse 
Supply and Buoy Vessel for service in the Maritimes 
( Estimated cost $1,500,000) --Capital ................ 
485 To provide towards the construction of a service vessel for 
the Eastern Arctic Patrol (Estimated cost $2,400,000)-- 
Calital (1Revote) ........................ 
486 To provide towards the construction of an auto-ferry vessel 
for service between Yarmouth, N.S., and the New Eng- 
land States (Estimated cost $3,000,000), subject to an 
agreement being entered into on the part of the Prov- 
ince of Nova Scotia for a contribution, upon such 
terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may 
determine, up to 50 per cent of the cost of construc- 
tion but not exceeding $1,500,000--Capital ........ 

394,280 00 
158,643 00 

3,128,052 00 
628,505 00 

2,000,000 00 

200,000 00 

600,000 O0 

1,000,000 00 

RAILWAY SERVICE 
487 Repairs and expenses in connection with the operation and 
maintenance of Official Railway Cars under the juris- 
diction of the Department .................. 
488 Hudson Bay Railway--Construction and Improvements-- 
Capital .............................. 
489 Hudson Bay Railway--To provide for the difference 
between the expenditures for operation and main- 
tenance, and revenue accruing from operation during 
the year ending March 31, 1951, not exceeding .... 
490 Prince Edward Island Car Ferry and Terminals--Con- 
struction and Improvement of Terminal Facilities-- 
Capital (Revote $238,568) .................. 
491 Strait of Canso--Transportation improvements and facili- 
ties-Capital (Revote $200,000) .............. 
492 Canadian Government Railways--Enlargement of Dock 
and Terminal Facilities at North Sydney, N.S. (Esti- 
mated cost $2,000,000) ---Capital .............. 
Maritime Freight Rates Act-- 
493 To hereby authorize and provide for the payment 
from time to time during the fiscal year 1950-51 
to the Canadian National Railway Company of the 
difference (esti.mated by the Canadian National 
Railway Company and certified by the Auditors of 

64,000 00 
35,000 00 

400,000 00 

354,000 00 
2,000,000 00 

1,500,000 00 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 25TH MAY 421 

494 

the said Company to the Minister of Transport as 
and when required by the said Minister) occur- 
ring on account of the application of the Maritime 
Freight Rates Act, between the tariff tolls and the 
normal tolls (upon the same basis as set out in 
Section 9 of the said Act with respect to com- 
panies therein referred to) on all traffic moved 
during the calendar year 1950 under the tariffs 
approved on the Eastern Lines (as referred to 
in Section 2 of the said Act) of the Canadian 
National Railways .................... 

Amount required to provide for payment from time to 
time during the fiscal year 1950-51 of the differ- 
ence (estimated by the Board of Transport Com- 
missioners for Canada and certified by the said 
Board to the Minister of Transport, as and when 
required by the said Minister) occurring on 
account of the application of the Maritime Freight 
Rates Act, between the tariff tolls and the normal 
tolls (referred to in section 9 of the said Act) on all 
traffic moved during the calendar year 1950 under 
the tariffs approved by the following companies: 
Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway; Canadian 
Pacific Railway, including: Fredericton and Grand 
Lake Coal and Railway Company and New Bruns- 
wick Coal and Railway Company; Cumberland 
Railway and Coal Company; Dominion Atlantic 
Railway; Maritime Coal, Railway and Power Com- 
pany; Sydney and Louisburg Railwa.v ........ 

PENSIONS AND OTHER BENEFITS 

495 Amount required to pay pensions at the rate of $300 per 
annum to former pilots: Alphonse Asselin: Raoul 
Lachance, Adelard Delisle, George Larochelle, Wilhelm 
Langlois, Arthur Baquet, Auguste Santerre, Jules 
Lamarre .............................. 
496 Railway Employees' Provident Fund--To supplement 
pension allowances under the provisions of the Inter- 
colonial and Prince Edward Island Railway Employees' 
Provident Fund Act so as to make the minimum pay- 
ment during the period January 1, 1950, to March 31, 
1951, the sum of $30 per month instead of $20 as fixed 
by the said Act ........................... 

GENERAL 
497 To provide for the expenses of the Royal Commission on 
National Transportation .................... 
Resolutions to be reported. 

5,869,000 00 

1,450,000 00 

2,400 00 

15,500 00 

100,000 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the next 
sitting of the House. 
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422 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at three o'clock, p.m. 



A.D. 1950 

FRIDAY, 26TH MAY 

423 

No. 65 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 26TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 210, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff. 
Also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed the 
following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 238 (Letter Y-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Katherine Madge Samworth Monty". 
Bill No. 239 (Letter Z-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clara Rosen Freedman". 
Bill No. 240 (Letter A-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frances Berman Mellor, otherwise known as Sharie Sinclaire". 
Bill No. 241 (Letter B-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rodolphe Durand". 
Bill No. 242 (Letter C-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leck Karaszi". 
Bill No. 243 {Letter D-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadie Chernin Petruska, otherwise known as Sadie Chernin Prince". 
Bill No. 244 (Letter E-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Audrey Phyllis Angela Blom Rochfort". 
Bill No. 245 (Letter F-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Patricia Ruth Segall Wener". 
Bill No. 246 (Letter G-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sophie Piatkowski Demyk". 
Bill No. 247 {Letter H-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Brooks Nangreaves". 
Bill No. 248 (Letter I-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Zemelia Katrina Ayoub MacDonald". 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 26TH MAY 425 

Whereupon, Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it 
to the House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Bill No. 153 (Letter J-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
the Aeronautics Act", was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 179, An Act to amend the Research Council Act, was considered 
in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time 
and passed. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :- 
TRANSPORT 
A--DEPARTMENT 
AIR SERVICE 
498 Air Service Administration .... $ 203,890 00 
Civil Aviation Dvison 
499 Control of Civil Aviation, including the Administration of 
the Aeronautics Act and Regulations issued thereunder 676,656 00 
Airways and Airports-- 
500 Construction and Improvements, including Radio 
facilities; and to authorize commitments against 
future years in the amount of $421,000--Capital 9,430,340 00 
Operation and Maintenance 
501 Civil Aviation Services .................... 7,708,041 00 
502 Radio Aviation Services .................... 4,489,730 00 
503 Airway and Airport Traffic Control ............ 1,050,659 00 
504 Grants to Organizations for the development of Civil 
Aviation, in the amounts detailed in the Estimates .. 310,000 00 
505 Contributions, subject to the approval of the Governor in 
Council, to assist municipalities to improve existing 
airports, the sites of which have been provided by such 
municipalities (Revote $210,000) .............. 137,000 00 
506 To authorize contribution of an amount not exceeding $30,- 
420 to the State of Michigan, U.S.A., Department of 
Aeronautics, towards the cost of operation and main- 
tenance of certain airways facilities at Grand Marais, 
Michigan, for use of Canadian aircraft .......... 30,420 00 
507 Contribution to the International Civil Aviation Organiza- 
tion as Canada's portion of the financial assistance to 
the Government of Iceland in respect of the provision, 
operation and maintenance of certain Air Navigation 
Services .............................. 37,000 00 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 26TH MAY 427 

The following Bills were then considered in Committee of the Whole, 
reported without amendment, read the third time, Divorce Bills on division, 
and passed, viz:-- 
Bill No. 136 (Letter L-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Bell Lifshitz". 
Bill No. 137 (Letter M-4 of the Senate), intituled: "'An Act for the relief 
of Martin Matthew Waagemans". 
Bill No. 138 (Letter N-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre". 
Bill No. 139 (Letter 0-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Toulch Standard". 
Bill No. 140 (Letter P-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thomas Gordon Williams". 
Bill No. 141 (Letter Q-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ethel Lerner Baker". 
Bill No. 142 (Letter R-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Robert Earl Skinner". 
Bill No. 143 (Letter S-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Chasia Berger Wolf". 
Bill No. 144 (Letter T-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Henry William Askew". 
Bill No. 145 (Letter U-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leman Makinson". 
Bill No. 146 (Letter V-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Anna Levesque Kirkland". 
Bill No. 147 (Letter W-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Barrymore Stone". 
Bill No. 148 (Letter X-4 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade". 
Bill No. 149 (Letter Y-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitchell". 
Bill No. 150 (Letter Z-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning". 
Bill No. 151 (Letter A-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
George Bruce Lancaster". 
Bill No. 154 (Letter C-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith". 
Bill No. 155 (Letter D-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Antoinette Carriere Lepine". 
Bill No. 156 (Letter E-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott". 
Bill No. 157 (Letter F-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norman Harold Lucas". 
Bill No. 158 (Letter G-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Blanche Irene Aurore Schryer Batryn". 
Bill No. 159 (Letter H-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 

of Leah Judith Godfrey Green". 
Bill No. 160 (Letter I-5 of the 
of Phyllis Martin Payne". 
Bill No. 161 (Letter J-5 of the 
of Geraldine Estelle Leduc Brunet". 
Bill No. 162 (Letter L-5 of the 
of John Allen Young". 
Bill No. 163 (Letter M-5 of the 
of Laura Kathleen Potter Stewart". 

Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 



428 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 164 (Letter Iq-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Hannah Keene Ley". 
Bill No. 165 (Letter 0-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ada Friedman Mendelsohn". 
Bill No. 166 (Letter P-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Mitchell Rabinovitch". 
Bill No. 167 (Letter Q-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ernest Joseph Poirier". 
Bill No. 168 (Letter R-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maria de Gregoria Zarbatany". 
Bill No. 169 (Letter S-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jean Paul Verret". 
Bill No. 170 (Letter T-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gladys Eileen Hungate Norman". 
Bill No. 171 (Letter U-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie-Anne Alice Lalonde Campey". 
Bill No. 172 (Letter V-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadye Gasn Blidner". 
Bill No. 173 (Letter W-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lera Mary Rombough Kirkey". 
Bill No. 174 (Letter X-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Micheline Loraner Major". 
Bill No. 175 (Letter Y-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jane Letitia Hardie Ball". 
Bill No. 176 (Letter Z-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Russell Mowbray Meredith". 
Bill No. 182 (Letter B-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Jack Elmhirst Webster". 
Bill No. 183 (Letter C-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Annie Kwiat Maislin". 
Bill No. 184 (Letter D-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Douglas Charles Blair". 
Bill No. 185 (Letter E-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Therese Simonne St. Onge Laurier". 
Bill No. 186 (Letter F-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Carmen Emily Adelle McCoy Jackson". 
Bill No. 187 (Letter G-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen klma Lambert Anderson". 
Bill No. 188 (Letter H-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bertha Marks Cohen". 
Bill No. 189 (Letter I-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee". 
Bill No. 190 (Letter J-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Matyla Martyniak". 
Bill No. 191 (Letter K-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda) Lecomte Bolduc". 
Bill No. 192 (Letter L-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski". 
Bill No. 193 (Letter M-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Meadows MacNaughton". 
Bill No. 194 (Letter N-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Water Kerr Dow". 
Bill No. 195 (Letter P-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thora Yvonne Easy Weaver". 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 26TH MAY 429 

Bill No. 196 (Letter Q-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Robert Cohen". 
Bill No. 197 (Letter R-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruby Gladys Burns Thornhill". 
Bill No. 198 (Letter S-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Francois Xavier Beland". 
Bill No. 199 (Letter T-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Neist". 
Bill No. 200 (Letter U-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Harry Goldbloom". 
Bill No. 201 (Letter V-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless". 
Bill No. 202 (Letter W-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of George Eustorgio Lanzon". 
Bill No. 203 (Letter X-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Laurette Amyot McGroarty". 
Bill No. 204 (Letter Y-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy". 
Bill No. 211 (Letter Z-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Reuben Robert Shapiro". 
Bill No. 2!2 (Letter A-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary White Sheppard". 
Bill No. 213 (Letter B-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ulderic Cadieux". 
Bill No. 214 (Letter C-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Irene Barney Hutchinson". 
Bill No. 215 (Letter D-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Alice Jean Young Gulliver". 
Bill No. 216 (Letter E-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Alphonse Martel". 
Bill No. 217 (Letter F-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Georges Emile Bernier". 
Bill No. 218 (Letter G-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies". 
Bill No. 219 (Letter H-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Max Gurevitch". 
Bill No. 220 (Letter I-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux". 
Bill No. 206 (Letter B-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Apostolic Trustees of the Friars Minor or Franciscans". 
Bill No. 205 (Letter K-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
United Security Insurance Company". 
Bill No. 207 (Letter K-5 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Canadian Commerce Insurance Company". 
Bill No. 208 (Letter A-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company". 

On motion of Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria), it was 
ordered,--That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, 
to whom were referred the Petitions on xvhich the above-mentioned Divorce 
Bills were founded. 



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The following Bills were severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on which the said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 223 (Letter L-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marilyn Ruth Cohen Novak". 
Bill No. 224 (Letter M-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Elizabeth Bernatchez Russell". 
Bill No. 225 (Letter N-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Evelyn Thompson Clift". 
Bill No. 226 (Letter O-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maida Maria Howard Martin". 
Bill No. 227 (Letter 1-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of June Hedy Leshynska Thompson". 
Bill No. 228 (Letter Q-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rosemary Smalley Carrier". 
Bill No. 229 (Letter R-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Arthur William Goodson". 
Bill No. 230 (Letter S-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Melbourne Davis Wand". 
Bill No. 231 (Letter T-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frank Lear Rogers". 
Bill No. 232 (Letter U-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Roma Leduc". 
Bill No. 233 (Letter V-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Rosaline Casavant Dufresne". 
Bill No. 234 (Letter W-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leo Berger". 
(Public Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 13, An Act to 
provide for the Jurisdiction of the Exchequer Court of Canada in Matters of 
Divorce; 
Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. Knight, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired: 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Szpply ) :- 
TRANSPORT 
A--DEPARTMENT 
Air Service 
Meteorological Division 
512 Meteorological Services ...................... $ 
513 Construction and Improvements .................. 

4,958,450 00 
600,625 00 



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JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 29TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 7, An Act to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company. 
Bill No. 9, An Act to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed 
the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 250 (Letter J-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to bring the 
Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act into force in Newfoundland". 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Twenty-fourth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, as 
follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Twenty-fourth 
Report: -- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private 
Bills, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to 
dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 
95th Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Olive 
Miriam Louise Sharples Aird. 
Of Mabel Pearl Speirs Lazor, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Maurice Lazor. 
Of Lilian Ferguson Gardner now residing in England, wife of George 
Gardner of Montreal, P.Q. 



434 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Of Olive Marguerite Cann Nichol, of Westmount, P.Q., wife of David 
Maxwell Nichol. 
Of Marie Lucille Gisele Roy Veilleux, of Beauceville, P.Q., wife of Adrien 
Veilleux. 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of April 17, 1950, for a Return showing the title and date 
of each memorandum and study prepared by the directorate of health insurance 
studies on matters related to health insurance, dated since April I, 1945, as 
reported on March 16, 1950. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of May 4, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What was the 
total cost of the round the world trip of the Minister of External Affairs and 
the Minister of Fisheries? 
2. Was a plane chartered for the main trip? If so, from what company or 
organization? 
3. What was the amount of the accepted tender of that organization? 
4. Were tenders for this service requested by the Government from other 
organizations or companies? 
5. If so, what companies tendered and what were the amounts of the 
tenders? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 17, 1950. for a Return 
showing:--l. Did the Dominion Government advance any moneys to any of 
the provinces, during 1949 for the purpose of relief? 
2. If so, how much was advanced to each Province, and on what agreement? 

Mr. Mutch, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 
laid before the House,--Copy of Regulations made under the Department of 
Veterans Affairs Act, by Order in Council P.C. 2513, approved May 19, 1950. 
(English and French). 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, on 
division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, 
viz.: -- 
Bill No. 238 {Letter Y-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Katherine Madge Samworth Monty".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 239 (Letter Z-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clara Rosen Freedman".--Mr. W$nkler. 
Bill No. 240 (Letter A-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frances Berman Mellor, otherwise known as Sharie Sinclaire".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 241 (Letter B-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rodolphe Durand".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 242 {Letter C-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leck Karaszi".--Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 243 (Letter D-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadie Chernin Petruska, otherwise known as Sadie Chernin Prince".--Mr. 
Winkler. 
Bill No. 244 (Letter E-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Audrey Phyllis Angela Blom Rochfort".--Mr. Winkler. 



436 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Black (Cumberland} :--1. What is the total number of farms and 
small holding establishments bought under the Veterans' Land Act in Nova 
Scotia and comprising the district served by the Saint John, New Brunswick, 
office, since the Act came into force? 
2. What has been the total cost of (a) such farms and small holdings; (b} 
constructed roads, water mains, sewers, and other improvements, for each pro- 
ject in the said district? 
3. What was the total number of farms and small holdings (a) occupied by 
veterans; (b) in the process of acquisition or improvement, in the said district 
at the end of the fiscal year 1949? 
4. What has been the total amount of "write-down" of assets on all such 
properties in the said district prior to sale to veterans? 
5. What have been the legal fees and the names of those to whom paid for 
each project during each fiscal year since the Act came into force? 
6. What was the total cost for (a} salaries; (b) wages; (c} travelling 
allowances, of permanent and temporary employees in the said district during 
each fiscal year since the Act came into force? 
7. What was the total amount of instalments payable in each fiscal year? 
8. What was the total amount of said instalments unpaid at the end of the 
fiscal year 1948-1949? 

By Mr. Argue:--l. How many applications in 1949-50 by persons who 
received Prairie Farm Assistance in 1948-49 were rejected in whole or in part? 
2. How many wives, whose husbands received Prairie Farm Assistance, 
were awarded separate Prairie Farm Assistance in 1948-49? 
3. Of this number, how many wives' applications were (i) rejected for pay- 
ment or amalgamated with that of the husband in 1949-50; (ii) passed again for 
separate payment in 1949-50? 
4. How many wives whose husbands received Prairie Farm Assistance were 
awarded separate payment in 1949-50? 
5. How many wives not applying for Prairie Farm Assistance in 1948-49, 
applied for payment separate from their husbands in 1949-50? 

Mr. Diefenbaker, seconded by Mr. Black (Cumberland}, moved,--That an 
Order of the House do issue for a copy of depositions and evidence taken before 
the Income Tax Appeal Board in the case between Mr. "C" and the Minister of 
National Revenue. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was negatived on the 
following division:-- 
YE.S 

Messrs. 

Argue, Brooks, Drew, Hansel1, 
Balcer, Bryce, Fair, Harkness, 
Black (Cumberland), Casselman, Fleming, Harris (Danforth), 
Blackmore, Coldwell, Fulton, Herridge, 
Blair, Diefenbaker, Green, Hodgson, 



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Homuth, Lennard, Stewart (Winnipeg White (Hastings- 
Jones, McLure, North), Peterborough), 
Knight, Pearkes, Thomas, Wright--33. 
Knowles, Quelch, Tustin, 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Fournier (Hull), Leger, Noseworthy, 
Applewhaite, Gardiner, Lesage, Pouliot, 
Ashbourne, Garson, Little, Prudham, 
Bater, Gauthier (Sudbury), MacDougall, Richard 
Beaudoin, Gauthier (Portneuf), MacKenzie, (Ottawa East), 
Bertrand, George, MacLean (Cape Roberge, 
Blanchette, Gibson, Breton North Robinson, 
Boisvert, Gillis, and Victoria), Rooney, 
Boucher, Gingues, MacNaught, St. Laurent, 
Bradette, Goode, McCulloeh, Simmons, 
Bradley, Gosselin, McCusker, Sinclair, 
Bruneau, Gregg, McDonald (Parry Smith (Queens- 
Byrne, Harris (Grey-Bruce), Sound-Muskoka), Shelburne}, 
Campney, Harrison, McIvor, Smith (Moose 
Carter, Healy, McLean (Huron- Mountain), 
Cauchon, Helme, Perth), Stewart (Yorkton). 
Cavers, Henderson, McWilliam, Stick, 
C6t (Matapedia- Hetland, Maj or, Studer, 
Matane), Jutras, Martin, Viau, 
Croll, Kent, Mass, Warren, 
Dechene, Kirk (Digby- Matthews, Weaver, 
Decore, Yarmouth), Maybank, Weir, 
Dewar, LaCroix, Mitchell, Welbourn, 
Dickey, Langlois (Gasp), Mort, Whiteside, 
DubS, Lapointe, Mutch, Winkler, 
Ferrie, Winters--93. 

The following Address was voted to His Excellency the Governor General:- 
By Mr. Diefenbaker:--Address to His Excellency the Governor General 
for a copy of all correspondence since the first of May 1950, with the govern- 
ment of the province of Manitoba directly or indirectly relative to the liability 
of the Dominion Government for permanent works and dikes on the Red River. 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That on and after Thursday, June 1, 1950, until 
the end of the session the House shall meet at 11 o'clock in the morning of each 
sitting day and that in addition to the usual intermission at 6 o'clock p.m., there 
shall also be an intermission every day from 1 to 3 o'clock p.m. 

And a Debate arising thereon; 

Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. Knowles, moved in amendment thereto: 
That the motion be amended by deleting therefrom the words "June 1" and 
substituting therefor the words "June 8". 



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And after further Debate, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment; it was negatived on the following division: m 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Diefenbaker, Herridge, McLure, 
Argue, Drew, Hodgson, Noseworthy, 
Balcer, Fleming, Jones, Pearkes, 
Black (Cumberland), Fulton, Knight, Ross (Souris), 
Blair, Gillis, Knowles, Stanfield, 
Bryce, Green, Lennard, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Casselman, Hansell, Macdonnell North), 
Coldwell, Harkness, (Greenwood), Wright---30. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Dub6, Lapointe, Quelch, 
Applewhaite, Fair, Leger, Richard 
Ashbourne, Ferrie, Lesage, (Ottawa East), 
Bater, Fournier (Hull), Little, Roberge, 
Beaudoin, Gardiner, MacDougall, Robinson, 
Bennett, Garson, MacKenzie, Rooney, 
Bertrand, Gauthier (Sudbury), MacLean {Cape St. Laurent, 
Blackmore, Gauthier (Portneuf), Breton North Shaw, 
Blanchette, George, and Victoria}, Simmons, 
Boisvert, Gibson, MacNaught, Sinclair, 
Boucher, Gingues, McCulloch, Smith (Queens- 
Bradette, Goode, McCusker, Shelburne), 
Bradley, Gosselin, McDonald (Parry Smith (Moose 
Brisson, Gregg, Sound-Muskoka), Mountain), 
Bruneau, Harris (Danforth), McIvor, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Byrne, Harris (Grey-Bruce), McLean (Huron- Stick, 
Campney, Harrison, Perth}, Studer, 
Carroll, Healy, McWilliam, Thomas, 
Carter, Helme, Major, Tustin, 
Cauchon, Henderson, Martin, Viau, 
Cavers, Hetland, Mass, Warren, 
C6t (Matapedia- Homuth, Matthews, Weaver, 
Matane, Jutras, Maybank, Weir, 
Croll, Kent, Mitchell, Welbourn, 
Cruickshank, Kirk (Digby- Mort, White (Hastings- 
Dechene, Yarmouth), Mutch, Peterborough), 
Decore, LaCroix, Pouliot, Winkler, 
Dewar, Langlois (Gasp), Prudham, Winters, 
Dickey, Wylie--104. 

And the question being proposed on the main motion; 
division. 

it was agreed to, on 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Mayhew, moved,--Resolved, that it is 
expedient that the Houses of Parliament do approve the ratification, without 
reservation, of the International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fish- 
eries, signed in Washington on February 8, 1949, but subject to the observation 
that ratification by Canada of the Convention extends to Newfoundland and that 
any claims Canada may have in regard to the limits of territorial waters or 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 29TH MAY 439 

to the jurisdiction over fisheries, particularly as a result of the entry of 
Newfoundland into Confederation, will not be prejudiced, and that this House 
do approve same. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Mayhew, moved,--Resolved, that it is expedi- 
ent that the Houses of Parliament do approve the ratification, without 
reservation, of the Convention for the Extension of Port Privileges to Halibut 
Fishing Vessels on the Pacific Coasts of the United States of America and 
Canada, signed at Ottawa on March 24, 1950, and that this House do approve 
same. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

Mr. Mitchell moved,--Resolved, that it is expedient that Parliament do 
approve of Convention No. 88, Employment Service Convention, 1948, which 
was adopted by the General Conference of the International Labour Organiza- 
tion at its Thirty-first Session at San Francisco on the ninth day of July, 1948, 
and that this House do approve of the same. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The Bill No. 237 (Letter K-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
the Customs Act", was read the second time, considered in Committee of the 
Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 236, An Act to amend The Tariff Board Act, was read the 
second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amend- 
ment  
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of 
the Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution respecting a provision to 
be inserted in Bill No. 235 (Letter 0-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to 
amend The National Parks Act"; 

Mr. Winters moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to 
consider the said proposed Resolution. 
(In the Connittee) 
The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That the following provision be inserted as subsection three of 
section three of Bill No. 235 (Letter 0-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to 
amend The National Parks Act" now before the House: 



440 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

"{3) Paragraphs (p) and (q) of subsection one of section seven of the 
said Act, as enacted by section nine of chapter sixty-six of the statutes of 
1947, are repealed and the following substituted therefor: 
'(p) levying taxes upon the residents of a Park or upon the interest 
of any person in land in a Park in order to defray the cost of health and 
welfare services supplied to such residents by a province pursuant to an 
agreement made under paragraph (o) or supplied to such residents by the 
Government of Canada; 
(q) levying taxes upon the interest of any person in land in a Park in 
order to defray, in whole or in part, the cost of the establishment, opera- 
tion, maintenance and administration of any public works, improvements or 
utility services referred to in paragraph (i) and prescribing that such taxes 
may be levied with respect to any or all of the following lands, 
(i) all lands in the Park, 
(ii) lands in such area or areas in the Park as may be designated 
by regulations, and 
(iii) lands benefited by such public works, improvements or utility 
services; 
(r) the sale or forfeiture of lands for non-payment of taxes; 
(s) the abatement and prevention of nuisances.' " 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred 
in, and referred to the Committee of the Whole on Bill No. 235 (Letter 0-6 
of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The National Parks Act". 

The Bill No. 235 (Letter 0-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The National Parks Act", was read the second time, considered in Committee 
of the Whole {together with the Resolution adopted this day in respect thereto}, 
reported with an amendment, considered as amended: 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 82 (Letter I of 
the Senate). intituled: "An Act to amend the Criminal Code"; 

Mr. Garson moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the Com- 
mittee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

The Bill No. 180, An Act to amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 
1946, was again considered in Committee of the Whole, and further progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to consider 
it again at the next sitting of the House. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 29TH MAY 441 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow, at three o'clock, p.m. 



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No. 67 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 30TH MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Bater, from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, 
presented the First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be empowered to sit while the House is sitting. 
2. That it be given permission to print from day to day, 500 copies in 
English and 200 copies in French of its minutes of proceedings and evidence, 
and that Standing Order 64 be suspended in relation thereto. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Bater, the said Report was con- 
curred in. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of May 29, 1950, for 
a copy of all correspondence since the first of May 1950, with the government 
of the province of Manitoba directly or indirectly relative to the liability of 
the Dominion Government for permanent works and dikes on the Red River. 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy published in the Canada Gazette during the period May 22, 
1950 to May 28, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the Naval 
Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 
Also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army published 
in the Canada Gazette during the period May 22, 1950 to May 28, 1950, inclusive, 
under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, Chapter 132, R.S.C. 1927, 
as amended. 



444 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal Canadian Air 
Force, published in the Canada Gazette during the period May 22, 1950 to May 
28, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 16, sub-section 2 of the Royal 
Canadian Air Force Act, Chapter 15, Statutes of Canada, 1940. 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. St. Laurent, it was resolved,- 
That when this House adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until tomorrow at 
4.30 o'clock, p.m. 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 250 (Letter J-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to bring the 
Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act into force in Newfoundland".-- 
Mr. Garson. 

The following Members, having previously taken the Oath according to 
law, and subscribed the Roll containing the same, took their seats in the 
House: -- 
Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough, for the Electoral District of Hamilton 
West. 
George H. Hees, Esquire, for the Electoral District of Broadview. 

The order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:-- 

INTERIM SUPPLY 
Resolved, That a sum not exceeding $116,793,505.67, being one-twelfth of 
the amount of each of the several items (with the exception of item 170} to 
be voted, as set forth in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 
1951, laid before the House of Commons at the present Session of Parliament 
and in addition thereto, a sum not exceeding $254,000, being one-third of 
the amount of items 364, 430, 497, a sum not exceeding $1,441,677, being 
one-twelfth of the amount of items 18, 30, 94, 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 
198, 199, 360, 361, 370, 384, 385, 386, 554, of the said Estimates, and a sum 
not exceeding $833,333.33, being one-third of the amount of item 635, of the 
Supplementary Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951, be granted 
to His Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951. 
Resolution to be reported. 

By leave of the House, the said Resolution was reported, read the second 
time, and concurred in, and the Committee of Supply to sit again later this day 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 30TH MAY 445 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Abbott: That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to 
resolve itself again into Committee of Ways and Means. 
And on the proposed motion of Mr. Drew, seconded by Mr. Diefenbaker, 
in amendment thereto : --That all the words after "That" to the end of of the 
question be deleted and the following substituted therefor: 
"consideration should be given to the matter of appointing a Royal Com- 
mission for the purpose of examining and making recommendations for: 
1. Reducing public expenditure to the lowest point consistent with 
efficiency. 
2. Eliminating duplication of overlapping services. 
3. Consolidating all public services and departmental activities of a 
similar nature. 
4. Improving the general efficiency of Government and assuring to all 
members of the Civil Service full recognition of their responsibilities. 
And without limiting the generality of the foregoing to make such further 
recommendations as may contribute to the general efficiency of the 
organization of government". 

And the Debate continuing; 

the 
the 

Mr. Quelch, seconded by Mr. Shaw, moved in amendment thereto : --That 
amendment be amended by striking out Clause 1 and substituting therefor 
following: 
1. Controlling public expenditure at a level consistent with efficiency. 

And after further Debate thereon, ttm question being put on the said 
proposed amendment to the proposed amendment: it was negatived on the 
following division:- 
YEAS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Drew, Higgins, Ross (Souris}, 
Argue, Fair, Hodgson, Rowe, 
Black (Cumberland}, Fairclough (Mrs.), Homuth, Shaw, 
Bla.ckmore, Ferguson, Jones, Stanfield, 
Blair, Fleming, Knight, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Brooks, Fraser, Knowles, North}, 
Browne (St. John's Fulton, Lennard, Thomas, 
West), Green, Low, Tustin, 
Bryce, Hansell, McGregor, White (Hastings- 
Casselman, Harkness, McLure, Peterborough}, 
Charlton, Harris (Dan.forth), Noseworthy, White (Middlesex 
Coldwell, Hees, Pearkes, East), 
Diefenbaker, Herridge, Quelch, Wright, 
Wylie--49. 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Ashbourne, Blanchette, Bourget, 
Anderson, Bater, Boisvert, Bradette, 
Applewhaite, Beaudoin, Bonnier, Breithaupt, 
Arsenault, Bennett, Boucher, Brisson, 
94829 



448 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Abbott then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 251, An Act 
for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of 
the financial year ending the 31st March, 1951, which was read a first time. 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the second time, considered 
in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time 
and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 222, (Letter J-7 
of the Senate), intitflled: "An Act to amend the Cold Storage Act"; 
Mr. Gardiner moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, reported without amendment: 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 82 (Letter I of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Criminal Code", was again considered in Committee of the Whole, reported 
with amendments, considered as amended; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Howe: That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve 
itself into Committee of the Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution 
to amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935; 

And the Debate still continuing; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at eight 
o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Orcer tot Prtvae and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15). 
(Private Bills) 
The following Bills were severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on 
Divorce, on the petitions on which the said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 238 (Letter Y-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Katherine Madge Samworth Monty". 
Bill No. 239 (Letter Z-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clara Rosen Freedman". 
Bill No. 240 (Letter A-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frances Berman NIellor, otherwise known as Sharie Sinclaire" 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 30Tt! MAY 449 

Bill No. 241 (Letter B-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rodolphe Durand". 
Bill No. 242 (Letter C-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leck Karaszi". 
Bill No. 243 (Letter D-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadie Chernin Petruska, otherwise known as Sadie Chernin Prince". 
Bill No. 244 (Letter E-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Audrey Phyllis Angela Blom Rochfort". 
Bill No. 245 (Letter F-8 of the Senate), 
of Patricia Ruth Segall Wener". 
Bill No. 246 (Letter G-8 of the Senate), 
of Sophie Piatkowski Demyk". 
Bill No. 247 (Letter H-8 of the Senate), 
of Hilda Brooks Nangreaves". 
Bill No. 248 (Letter I-8 of the Senate), 
of Zemelia Katrina Ayoub MacDonald". 
(Public Bills) 
The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 131, An Act to 
amend An Act to incorporate Westcoast Transmission Company Limited, was 
allowed to stand. 

intituled: "An Act for the relief 
intituled: "An Act for the relief 
intituled: "An Act for the relief 
intituled: "An Act for the relief 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to 
amend The Pipe Lines Act, was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for resuming the Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. C6t6 (Matapedia-Matane), for the second reading of Bill No. 4, An Act 
respecting Canada Day, was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the proposed 
motion of Mr. Thatcher, for the second reading of Bill No. 2, An Act to amend 
the Criminal Code (Capital Punishment), was allowed to stand. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Knowles: That Bill No. 3, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and Dis- 
putes Investigation Act (Voluntary revocable check-off), be now read the 
second time. 

After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; 

it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 
Applewhaite, Coldwell, Green, Queleh, 
Argue, Conaeher, Hansell, Riley, 
Black (Cumberland), Croll, Hellyer, Robertson, 
Blaekmore, Cruickshank, Herridge, Rooney, 
Browne (St. John's Diefenbaker, Jones, Shaw, 
West), Dumas, Knight, Sinclair, 
Bryce, Eyre, Knowles, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Byrne, Fraser, Laing, North), 
Carroll, Gibson, Low, Thomas, 
Catherwood, Gillis, Mort, Wright, 
Cavers, Goode, Noseworthy, Wylie45. 
Charlton, Gosselin, Proud foot, 



450 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Adamson, Fournier (Hull), Larson, Pouliot, 
Anderson, Fournier (Maison- Leduc, Ratelle, 
Arsenault, neuve-Rosemont), Lefranois, Richard 
Bater, Fulford, Leger, (Gloucester), 
Beaudoin, Gauthier (Sudbury), Lesage, Roberge, 
Beaudry, Gingras, MacDougall, Robinson, 
Blair, Gingues, MacKenzie, Smith (Queens- 
Blanchette, Gregg, MacLean (Cape Shelburne), 
Boisvert, Harkness, Breton North Smith (Moose 
Bonnier, Harris (Danforth), and Victoria), Mountain), 
Boucher, Harris (Grey-Bru'ce), MacNaught, Stanfield, 
Bradette, Harrison, Macnaughton, Stewart (Yorkton), 
Campney, Henderson, McCubbin, Stick, 
Cannon, Hetland, McCulloch, Studer, 
Carter, Hodgson, McCusker, Tremblay, 
Corry, Howe, McDonald (Parry Tustin, 
Cournoyer, Hunter, Sound-Muskoka), Valois, 
Dechene, James, McGregor, Viau, 
Decore, Jeffery, McIlraith, Warren, 
Demers, Jutras, McIvor, Weaver, 
Denis, Kent, McLean (Huron- Weir, 
Dewar, Kirk (Digby- Perth), White (Hastings- 
Dickey, Yarmouth), McWilliam, Peterborough), 
Eudes, Lafontaine, Mass, White (Middlesex 
Ferguson, Langlois (Berthier- Murray (Oxford), East), 
Ferrie, Maskinong), Murray (Cariboo), Whiteside, 
Fleming, Lapointe, Poulin, Winkler, 
Follwell, Winters--98. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Nose- 
worthy: That Bill No. 10, An Act to amend The Industrial Relations and Disputes 
Investigation Act (Reinstatement and Compensation), be now read the second 
time. 

After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; 
it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Croll, Knight, Stewart (Winnipeg 
Blackmore, Gillis, Knowles, North), 
Bryce, Herridge, Noseworthy, Wright--14. 
Coldwell, Jones, Quelch, 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Beaudoin, Blanchette, Brisson, 
Adamson, Bennett, Boisvert, Brooks, 
Anderson, Black (Chateauguay- Bonnier, Browne (St. John's 
Applewhaite, Huntingdon- Boucher, West), 
Arsenault, Laprairie), Bourget, Bruneau, 
Bater, B!ack (Cumberland), Bradette, Byrne, 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 30TH MAY 451 

Campney, George, Little, 
Cannon, Gibson, Low, 
Carter, Gingras, Macdonald 
Catherwood, Gingues, (Edmonton East), 
Cavers, Goode, MacDou.gall, 
Charlton, Gosselin, MacKenzie, 
Corry, Green, MacLean (Cape 
C6t (Matapedia- Gregg, Breton North 
Matane), Harkness, and Victoria), 
Cournoyer, Harris (Danforth), MacNaught, 
Cruickshank, Harris (Grey-Bruce), Macnaughton, 
Dechene, Harrison, McCubbin, 
Decore, Hellyer, McCulloch, 
Demers, Helme, McCusker, 
Denis, Herderson, McDonald (Parry 
Dewar, Hetland, Sound-Muskoka), 
Dickey, Hodgson, McIlraith, 
Diefenbaker, Howe, McIvor, 
Dion, Hunter, McLean (Huron- 
DubS, James, Perth), 
Dumas, Jeffery, McWilliam, 
Eudes, Jutras, Mass, 
Eyre, Kent, Maybank, 
Fair, Kirk (Digby- Mott, 
Ferrie, Yarmouth), Murray (Oxford), 
Fleming, Lafontaine, Murray (Cariboo). 
Follwell, Laing, Mutch, 
Fournier (Hull), Langlois (Berth{er- Pearkes, 
Fournier (Maison- Maskinong), Poulin, 
neuve-Rosemont), Lapointe, Power, 
Fraser, Larson, Proudfoot, 
Fulford, Leduc, Prudham, 
Gardiner, Lefranois, Ratelle, 
Gauthier (Sudbury), Leger, Richard 
Gauthier (Portneuf), Lesage, (Gloucester), 

Riley, 
Roberge, 
Robertson, 
Robinson, 
Rooney, 
Rowe, 
Shaw, 
Simmons, 
Sinclair, 
Smith (Calgary 
West), 
Smith (Queens- 
Shelburne), 
Smith (York North,, 
Smith (Moose 
Mountain), 
Stanfield, 
Stewart (Yorkton, 
Stick, 
Studer, 
Thomas, 
Tremblay, 
Tus*An, 
Valois, 
Viau, 
Warren, 
Weaver, 
Weir, 
Welbourn, 
White (Middlesex 
East), 
Whiteside, 
Winkler, 
Winters, 
Wylie---147. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Howe: 
That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the House to resolve itself into 
Committee of the Whole on a certain proposed Resolution to amend the Canadian 
Wheat Board Act, 1935. 

And after further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; 
it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the 
said proposed Resolution. 
(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a bill to amend The Canadian 
Wheat Board Act, 1935, inter alia, to extend the provisions of "Part II--Control 
of Elevators and Railways" to Au.ust 1, 1953: to extend the definition of 
"pool period" to include each crop year subsequent to July 31, 1950, and prior 
to August 31, 1953; to vary the payments by the Board to producers selling 



452 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

and delivering wheat produced in a designated area; to extend the provisions 
of "Part IV--Regulation of Interprovincial and Export Trade in Wheat", to 
August 1, 1953; and to substitute a Schedule of mills and warehouses declared 
works for the general advantage of Canada for the present Schedule to the Act. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Howe then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 252, An Act 
to amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935, which was read the first time 
and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 249, An Act to 
amend The Canada Grain Act; 
Mr. Howe moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
White (Middlesex East), adjourned. 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull), the House then adjourned at 10.55 
o'clock, p.m., until tomorrow at 4.30 o'clock, p.m., pursuant to Special Order 
made this day. 



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No. 68 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 31st MAY, 1950 

PRAYERS 

4.30 o'clock, p.m. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the House the following letter which he had 
received: -- 
GOVERNMENT HOUSE 
OTTAWA 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL 
May 31, 1950. 
SIR,--I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Thibaudeau 
Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the 
Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber tomorrow, Thursday, 
the 1st June, at 5.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain 
Bills. 
I have the honour to be, 
Sir, 
Your obedient servant, 
J. F. DELAUTE, 
Assistant Secretary to the Governor General. 
The Honourable 
The Speaker of the House of Commons, 
Ottawa. 

Mr. C6t (Verdun-LaSalle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2606, approved 
May 23, 1950: amending the Unemployment Insurance Commission Regulations, 
1949, re coverage, benefits, contributions, National Employment Service, and 
general regulations, a passed under the provisions of The Unemployment Insur- 
ance Act, 1940, as amended. (English and French). 



454 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By leave of the House, Mr. St. Laurent, seconded by Mr. Drew, moved,-- 
That the Address of The Honourable Liaquat All Khan, Prime Minister of 
Pakistan, delivered before the Members of the Senate and of the House of 
Commons of Canada, in the Chamber of the House of Commons, on May 31, 1950, 
together with introductory and related speeches, be included in the House of 
Commons Debates, and form part of the permanent records of this Parliament. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Harris 
(Grey-Bruce) be substituted for that of Mr. Power; and that the name of Mr. 
MacDougall be substituted for that of Mr. Douglas on the Special Committee 
on The Dominion Elections Act. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Pearkes--1. What firms successfully tendered, during the years 1948 
and 1949, for the supply of coal and/or oil for ships and shore establishments of 
the Royal Canadian Navy? 
2. What was the quantity of coal or fuel supplied, and the amount of each 
contract? 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 

By Mr. Knowles:--l. Were two recommendations concerning public works 
projects received and considered by the Department of Resources and Develop- 
ment? 
2. If so, from what precise committee was each of these recommendations 
received? 
3. What was the. result of the consideration given to each of these recom- 
mendations? 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Howe: That Bill No. 249, An Act to amend The Canada Grain Act, be now 
read the second time. 

After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; 
it was agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 250 (Letter J-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to bring the 
Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act into force in Newfoundland", was 
read the second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without 
amendment; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the th'[rd time and passed. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 31ST MAY 455 

The Bill No. 180, An Act to amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946, 
was again considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amend- 
ment, read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 89 (Letter H of the 
Senate), intituled: "An Act to provide for the Publication of Statutory Regu- 
lations"; 

Mr. St. Laurent moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
And a Debate arising thereon, and continuing; 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 253 (Letter M-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mary Hamel Whittaker". 
Bill No. 254 (Letter N-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lewis Benjamin Wyman". 
Bill No. 255 (Letter 0-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Dora Tucker Conley". 
Bill No. 256 (Letter P-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the reliei 
of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride". 
Bill No. 257 (Letter Q-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Josephine Rood Trottier". 
Bill No. 258 (Letter R-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Irene Sinden Brown". 
Bill No. 259 (Letter S-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Camille Poulin". 
Bill No. 260 (Letter T-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock". 
Bill No. 261 (Letter U-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Theodore Levasseur". 
Bill No. 262 {Letter V-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine". 
And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were 
referred the petitions vn which the above-mentioned Divorce Bills were founded 
praying for Bi!ls of Divorce: together with the papers produced in evidence 
before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until tomorrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, lsT JUNE 457 

No. 69 

JOURNA-LS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, lST JUNE, 1"950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

PRAYERS. 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, 
viz:-- 
Bill No. 253 (Letter M-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mary Hamel Whittaker".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 254 (Letter N-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lewis Benjamin Wyman".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 255 (Letter 0-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Dora Tucker Conley".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 256 (Letter P-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride".-Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 257 (Letter Q-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Josephine Rood Trottier".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 258 (Letter R-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Irene Sinden Brown".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 259 (Letter S-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Camille Poulin".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 260 (Letter T-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 261 (Letter U-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Theodore Levasseur".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 262 (Letter V-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine".--Mr. Winkler. 



458 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Ross (Hamilton East}:--l. How many Canadians purchased 
livestock in the United States in the year 19497 
2. What was the amount of money expended in these purchases? 
3. How was it divided as to (a) cattle; (b) horses; (c) sheep; (d) swine? 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--l. What was the total amount of the travelling 
expenses and allowances of all officers and employees in connection with 
civilian defence during each of the fiscal years 1948-49 and 1949-50? 
2. What was the largest individual amount expended in each of said years? 

By Mr. Browne (St. John's West):--1. What was the cost of Public Works 
in each of the ridings in Newfoundland during the fiscal year ending March 31, 
1950? 
2. What amounts were spent for (a) wharves; (b) breakwaters; (c) 
dredging? 

By Mr. Diefenbaker:--How many civil servants or officials in the fiscal 
year of 1949-50 received in addition to salaries and travelling expenses, living 
allowances in excess of $5,000.00? 

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce) moved,--That the House do go into Committee of 
the Whole, at the next sitting of the House to consider the following proposed 
Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend, consolidate and 
clarify the Indian Act, and to provide, inter alia, for band funds and expendi- 
tures therefrom, and for other appropriations in case of deficiency or lack 
of band funds. 

Whereupon, Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce), a Member of the King's Privy 
Council, informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having 
been informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recom- 
mends it to the House. 

Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less aznounts voted n Interim 
Supply) : -- 
RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT 
A--DEPARTMENT 
358 Departmental Aministration .................... $ 370,640 00 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, lsT JUNE 459 

359 Branch Administration 
360 

361 
362 
363 

364 

DEVELOPMENT 
SERVICES BRANCH 

Water Resources Division-- 
Water Resources Division, including the Administra- 
tion of the Dominion Water Power and Irrigation 
Acts, and including grant of $350 to the Inter- 
national Executive Council, World Power 
Conference .......................... 
To provide for studies and surveys of the Columbia 
River Watershed in Canada ................ 
Lake of the Woods Control Board .............. 
To provide for the expenses incurred under the agree- 
ment between Canada, Ontario and Manitoba, 
confirmed by the Lac Seul Conservation Act, 1928, 
moneys expended to be largely reimbursed .... 
To provide for excavation of a flood channel at Dalles 
Rapids in Winnipeg River in Ontario to reduce 
flooding of riparian property affected by regula- 
tion under the Lake of the Woods Control Board 
Act (Revote) ........................ 

Resolutions to be reported. 

55,215 00 

541,766 00 
380,000 00 
12,480 00 

17,750 00 

60,000 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again later this 
day. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, viz:-- 
Bill No. 251, An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for 
the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1951. 
Also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had agreed to the 
amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill No. 82 (Letter I of the 
Senate), intitu!ed: "An Act to amend the Criminal Code", without any amend- 
ment. 
Also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed the 
Bill N6. 179, An Act to amend the Research Council Act, without any amend- 
ment. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed the 
following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House vas desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 263 Letter K-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Electricity Inspection Act, 1928". 
Bill No. 264 (Letter L-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Gas Inspection Act". 

A Message was received from the Right Honourable Thibaudeau Rinfret, 
Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor 
General, desiring the immediate attendance of the House in the Senate 
Chamber. 



460 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Accordingly Mr. Speaker with the House went to the SEnate Chamber: 
And being returned; 
Mr. Speaker reported that His Honour the Right Honourable the Deputy 
Governor General had been pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the Royal 
Assent to the following Bills:-- 

An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 

of Doris Joan Guest Rigg. 
of Cora Elizabeth Jamieson Southam. 
of Audrey Brenda Holmes Burnett. 
of Barbara Edna Brownrigg Johnson. 
of Aili Katriina Salokannel Martel. 
of Velma Elizabeth Buchanan Lowson. 
of Gladys Harriet Hassall Thorn. 
of Elisabeth Mavis Cann Jousse. 
of Eric Lacate. 
of Dorothy Margaret May Harris McCormick. 
of Sigrid Denston Day. 
of Beatrice Campbell McClay. 
of Catherine C. Goodrow Rogers. 
of Miriam Roberta Weir Caryer. 
of Marjorie Frances Murphy Cozzolino. 
of Mary Thomson Cadieux. 
of Veronica Pearl Faulkner MacKenzie. 
of Elizabeth Hampshier Atyon Reilley. 
of Sybil Elliott Karr Boulanger. 
of Mary Kennedy Dunn Anderson. 
of Albert Ernest Curtis. 
of Annie Swales Barber. 
of Rebecca Catherine Pitts Duquette. 
of Edith Mary Stone Ryan. 
of Pearl Greenspan Abramovitz. 
of Harry Rudner. 
of Dorothea Joan Lawrence Gamble. 
of Walter St. Andre Bawn. 
of Alison Hamilton Brown Weldon. 
of Hazel May Wilkie MacLeod. 
of William Gordon Cascadden. 
of Romeo Lefebvre. 
of Kathleen Veronica Thompson Davidson. 
of Joseph Arthur Winsorlow Brisebois. 
of Margaret May Tuck Reicker. 
of Mabel Kearley Budgell. 
of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum 
of Fred Marcus. 
of Belva Rubin Bercusson. 
of Reginald E. Martin. 
of Dora Moore Holland Towers. 
of Betty Benditsky Kursner Kobernick. 
of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg. 
of Helene Eugenie Hortense Holmes Said. 

An Act for the relief of Amanda Doris Drachler Segalowitz, otherwise 
known as Amanda Doris Drachler Selton. 
An Act for the relief of Florence Druckman Oliver. 
An Act for the relief of Albert Gedeon Martin. 
An Act for the relief of Brandel Avrutick Cutler. 
An Act for the relief of Freda Geraldine Rodgers. 



/k.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 1ST JUNE 461 

An Act for the relief of Hattie May Dawson Wood. 
An Act for the relief of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke. 
An Act for the relief of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson. 
An Act for the relief of Clifford Willis Collins. 
An Act for the relief of Alfred Beatty Harris. 
An Act for the relief of Claire Jeanne D'Arc Saga]a De Montignac. 
An Act for the relief of Norma Maria De Montignac Des Jardins. 
An Act for the relief of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow. 
An Act for the relief of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch. 
An Act for the relief of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone. 
An Act for the relief of Adele Kuznetz Paquette. 
An Act for the relief of Jessie Ferguson Deans McKenzie. 
An Act for the relief of Daisy Muriel Smallcombe Devaney. 
An Act for the relief of Stella Burns Herdman Elder. 
An Act for the relief of Ethel May Alice Turnbull Colligan. 
An Act for the relief of Effie Irene Collier Newman. 
An Act for the relief of Phyllis Anne England McNab. 
An Act for the relief of Martha Jean Brooks Markell. 
An Act for the relief of Kathleen Zawitkoska Symianick. 
An Act for the relief of Jeannine Martineau Masse. 
An Act for the relief of Betty Borman Archambault. 
An Act for the relief of Edwin Dawson. 
An Act for the relief of Mavis Barker Billingham. 
An Act for the relief of Roland Gour. 
An Act for the relief of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Clarke. 
An Act for the relief of Sylvia Singer Mepham. 
An Act for the relief of Mabel Kathleen Baxter Simons. 
An Act for the relief of Vittoria Minotti Mastracchio. 
An Act for the relief of Dent Harrison. 
An Act for the relief of Margaret Mahajahla Aitken Schoch. 
An Act for the relief of Esther Spector Gelfand. 
An Act for the relief of Sophie Roth Pliss. 
An Act for the relief of Gertrude Howard McWilliams lubin 
An Act for the relief of Remenia Bertha Duguay Briggs. 
An Act for the relief of Blanche Naomi Greenlees. 
An Act for the relief of Leslie William McNally. 
An Act for the relief of Jacqueline Marie Scully Sirois. 
An Act for the relief of Phyllis Christina McLeod Daly. 
An Act for the relief of Winnie Florence Clitheroe DuVal. 
An Act for the relief of Muriel Elizabeth McCurry Welham. 
An Act for the relief of Betty Margaret Slinn Metivier. 
An Act for the relief of Fanny Abramowitch Mergler. 
An Act for the relief of John Wood. 
An Act for the relief of Olivia Mary Tipping Morris. 
An Act for the relief of Mable Veronica Askin Williamson. 
An Act for the relief of Christine Rachel MacLeod Nicholson. 
An Act for the relief of Anne Halperin Perelmutter. 
An Act for the relief of Phyllis Rochlin Rabinovitch. 
An Act for the relief of Mary Kaybridge Goulbourn. 
An Act for the relief of Muriel Alice Mary Westgate. 
An Act for the relief of John Elliot Cumming. 
An Act for the relief of Ethel Bell Lifshitz. 
An Act for the relief of Martin Matthew Waagemans. 
An Act for the relief of Elaine Ruby Cooper Pierre. 
An Act for the relief of Gertrude Toulch Standard. 



462 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

An Act for the relief 
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An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 

of Thomas Gordon Williams. 
of Ethel Lerner Baker. 
of Robert Earl Skinner. 
of Chasia Berger Wolf. 
of Henry William Askew. 
of Leman Makinson. 
of Rose Anna Levesque Kirkland. 
of Douglas Barry;more Stone. 
of Nancy Doria Evan-Wong Meade. 
of Louise Elizabeth Garner Mitchell. 
of Vivian Pearl McCrea Gunning. 
of George Bruce Lancaster. 
of Lillian Soper Pearce Smith. 
of Antoinette Carriere Lepine. 
of Marjorie Blythe Shore Marriott. 
of Norman Harold Lucas. 
of Blanche Irene Aurore Schryer Batryn. 
of Leah Judith Godfrey Green. 
of Phyllis Martin Payne. 
of Geraldine Estelle Leduc Brunet. 
of John Allen Young. 
of Laura Kathleen Potter Stewart. 
of Edna Hannah Keene Ley. 
of Ada Friedman Mendelsohn. 
of Ann Mitchell Rabinovitch. 
of Ernest Joseph Poirier. 
of Maria De Gregoria Zarbatany. 
of Jean Paul Verret. 
of Gladys Eileen Hungate Norman. 
of Marie-Anne Alice Lalonde Campey. 
of Sadye Gasn Blidner. 
of Lera Mary Rombough Kirkey. 
of Micheline Loranger Major. 
of Jane Letitia Hardie Ball. 
of Russell Mowbray Meredith. 
of Jack Elmhirst Webster. 
of Annie Kwiat Maislin. 
of Douglas Charles Blair. 
of Therese Simonne St. Onge Laurier. 
of Carmen Emily Adelle McCoy Jackson 
of Helen Alma Lambert Anderson. 
of Bertha Marks Cohen. 
of Stella Margaret Rollo McKee. 
of Helena Matyla Martyniak. 
of Marie Rosanna Emelda (Imelda) Lecomte Bolduc. 
of Rose Slosarczyk Bydlinski. 
of Helen Meadows MacNaughton. 
of Walter Kerr Dow. 
of Thora Yvonne Easy Weaver. 
of Robert Cohen. 
of Ruby Gladys Burns Thornhill. 
of Joseph Francois Xavier Beland. 
of Joseph Neist. 
of Harry Goldbloom. 
of Winnifred Julia Lester Stockless. 
of George Eustorgio Lanzon. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, lsT JUNE 463 

An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 
An Act for the relief 

of Laurette Amyot McGroarty. 
of Hilda Marie Adeline Bouvier Cardy. 
of Reuben Robert Shapiro. 
of Mary White Sheppard. 
of Ulderic Cadieux. 
of Helen Irene Barney Hutchinson. 
of Alice Jean Young Gulliver. 
of Joseph Lucien Alphonse Martel. 
of Georges Emile Bernier. 
of Margaret Veronica Quinn Davies. 
of Max Gurevitch. 
of Romuald Joseph Jean Lamoureux. 

An Act respecting the purchase by Canadian Pacific Railway Company 
of shares of the capital stock of The Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway 
Company. 
An Act respecting The Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company. 
An Act respecting United Grain Growers Limited. 
Act to amend The Canadian Red Cross Society Act. 
Act respecting the appointment of Auditors for National Railways. 
Act to amend The Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 1912, and The 
Boundaries Extension Act. 
Act to incorporate Ukrainian National Federation of Canada. 

to amend The Northwest Territories Power Commission Act. 
to amend The Precious Metals Marking Act, 1946. 
respecting Grants of Public Lands. 
respecting Crown Lands in the Yukon Territory and the Northwest 

An 
An 
An 
Ontario 
An 
An Act 
An Act 
An Act 
An Act 
Territories. 
An Act 
An Act 
An Act 
An Act 
An Act 

to amend the Excise Tax Act. 
to amend the Railway Act. 
to amend the Customs Tariff. 
to incorporate Alberta Natural Gas Company. 
to incorporate Prairie Transmission Lines Limited. 

An Act to incorporate United Security Insurance Company. 
An Act to incorporate The Apostolic Trustees of the Friars 
Franciscans. 
An Act to 
An Act to 
An Act to 

Minor or 

incorporate The Canadian Commerce Insurance Company. 
Incorporate Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company. 
amend the Customs Act. 
An Act to amend the Cold Storage Act. 
An Act to bring the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act into force 
in Newfoundland. 
An Act to amend the Criminal Code. 
An Act to amend the Research Council Act. 

And that he (the Speaker of the House of Commons) had then addressed 
the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General as follows:-- 

"MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR: 
"The Commons of Canada have voted Supplies required to enable the 
government to defray certain expenses of the public service. 



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"In the name of the Commons, I present to Your Honour the following 
Bill:-- 
"An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public 
service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1951." 
"To which Bill I humbly request your Honour's Assent." 

And that to this Bill the Clerk of the Senate, by command of the Deputy 
of His Excellency the Governor General, did thereupon say:-- 
"In His Majesty's name, the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General 
thanks His Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this Bill." 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

(In the Commitee} 

The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply } : -- 
RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT 
A-DEPARTMENT 
Development 
Services Branch 
Wildlife Division-- 
365 Wildlife Resources Conservation and Development 
including Administration of the Migratory Birds 
Convention Act ...................... $ 300,000 00 
National Parks and Historic Sites Division-- 
National Parks and Historic Sites Services ........ 10,138,886 00 

366 
367 

368 
369 

Trans-Canada Highway--Surveys of route in Banff 
and Yoho National Parks .................. 
Grant to the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation .. 
Grant to aid in the development of the International 
Peace Garden in Manitoba ................ 

370 National Museum of Canada .................... 
371 Lands Division-- 
Administration of Dominion, Ordnance and Admiralty, 
and Public Lands; Seed Grain Collections ...... 

25,000 00 
5,000 00 

15,000 00 
250,000 00 

282,200 00 

NORTHERN ADMINISTRATIONS 
372 Administration ............................ 
Mackenzie River Division-- 
373 Operation and Maintenance of Services, including 
Wood Buffalo Park ................ 
374 Forest Conservation, including Wood Buffalo Park .. 
375 Roads, Buildings and Other Works, as detailed in the 
Estimates ............................ 

151,000 00 

678,415 00 
337,295 00 

715,450 00 



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Yukon Division-- 
376 Operation and Maintenance of Services, including 
Forest Conservation .................... 
377 Roads, Buildings and Other Works, as detailed in the 
Estimates .......................... 
Arctic Division-- 
378 Operation and Maintenance of Services, including 
Eskimo Affairs ........................ 
379 Buildings and Other Works, as detailed in the 
Estimates .......................... 

ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICE 
380 Engineering and Construction Services ............ 
381 Stoney Rapids--Black Lake Road-- 
Contribution to the cost of constructing a mining road 
between Stony Rapids and Black Lake in Saskat- 
chewan in accordance with the terms of an agree- 
ment to be entered into between Canada and the 
Province of Saskatchewan (Revote) ........ 
382 Cranberry Portage Road-- 
To provide funds for the 1950-51 contribution to the 
cost of Section B, Cranberry Portage to Cuprus 
Mines, of the proposed road between The Pas and 
Flin Flon in Manitoba, in accordance with the 
terms of the agreement between Canada and the 
Province of Manitoba, dated September 30, 1948 .. 

Resolutions to be reported. 

174,500 00 
2,741,000 00 

300,935 00 
35,000 00 

500,000 00 

12,500 00 

32,000 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then three minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., pursuant to 
Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



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No. 70 

JOURNAL8 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 2ND JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Campney, from the Special Committee appointed to consider Bill No. 
133, An Act respecting National Defence, presented the Second Report. of the 
said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of 17th May, 1950, your Committee 
has considered Bill No. 221, An Act to provide for the Payment and Distribution 
of Prize Money, and has agreed to report same without amendment. 

Mr. Fournier (Maisonneuve-Rosemont), from the Special Committee on 
The Dominion Elections Act, 1938, and amendments thereto, presented the 
First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends: 
1. That it be empowered to sit while the House is sitting. 
2. That the quorum be reduced from 16 members to 10. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Fournier (Maisonneuve-Rosemont), 
the said Report was concurred in. 

Mr. Maybank, from the Special Committee on Radio Broadcasting, pre- 
sented the First Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends that it be empowered to hold a meeting on 
Monday, June 5th next, in Montreal. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Maybank, the said Report xvas 
concurred in. 



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Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. How 
much money voted for public works in the fiscal years ending in 1946, 1947, 
1948 and 1949, by provinces, was not expended? 
2. In each instance noted above, how much was re-voted in subsequent 
years but still not expended? 
3. How much money voted for public works for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1950, by provinces, has not yet been expended? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 17, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. On what products either raw or manufactured were subsidies 
paid during 1949? 
2. What were the rates and total amounts of subsidies in each case? 
3. On what services were subsidies paid during 19497 
4. What were the rates and total amounts of subsidies paid in each case? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What are the names of all Crown corporations, boards or other 
government agencies engaged in commercial or business operations on behalf 
of the government, during 19497 
2. What was the profit or loss incurred by each? 
3. How will the losses be met in each case? 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,-- 
Copy of an Agreement for facilitating the international circulation of Visual 
and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character in 
conformity with the aims of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and 
Cultural Organization. Signed by Canada on December 17, 1949. (Treaty 
Series 1949, No. 28) (English and French). 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were respectively read the first time, 
and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 263 (Letter K-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Electricity Inspection Act, 1928".--Mr. Howe. 
Bill No. 264 (Letter L-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Gas Inspection Act".--Mr. Howe. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee 

At six o'clock p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order for Private and Pblic Bills was called nder Stading Order 15) 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 2ND JUNE 469 

(Private Bills) 

The folloving Bills vere severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together 
vith the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on vhich the said Bills vere founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 253 (Letter M-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mary Hamel Whittaker". 
Bill No. 254 (Letter N-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Levis Benjamin Wyman". 
Bill No. 255 (Letter O-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Dora Tucker Conley". 
Bill No. 256 (Letter P-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride". 
Bill No. 257 {Letter Q-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Josephine Rood Trottier". 
Bill No. 258 (Letter R-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Irene Sinden Brovn". 
Bill No. 259 (Letter S-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Camille Poulin". 
Bill No. 260 (Letter T-8 of the Senate). intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock". 
Bill No. 261 (Letter U-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Theodore Levasseur". 
Bill No. 262 {Letter V-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine". 

(Pztblic Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 131, An Act to 
amend An Act to incorporate Westcoast Transmission Company Limited, xvas 
alloved to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to 
amend The Pipe Lines Act, vas alloved to stand. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. C6t6 
(Matapedia-Matane) : That Bill No. 4, An Act respecting Canada Day, be nov 
read the second time. 

And the Debate continuing; 

Mr. Knowles, seconded by Mr. Herridge, moved in amendment thereto: 
That the said Bill be not nov read a second time but that the subject-matter 
thereof be referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

]YIr. Speaker ruled the proposed amendment out of order on the grounds 
that the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills had no power to 
consider a public bill of this nature. 



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And after further Debate thereon, the question being put on the main 
motion: it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 
Messrs. 

Argue, C6t (Verdun- Kickham, Monette, 
Arsenault, La Salle), Knowles, Murray (Cariboo), 
Beaudoin, Cournoyer, Lafontaine, Ratelle, 
Benidickson, Dumas, Lefranois, Richard 
Bourget, Eyre, Leger, (Ottawa East), 
Bradette, Fauteux, Macdonald Stewart (Winnipeg 
Brisson, Fournier (Hull), {Edmonton East), North), 
Campney, Gauthier MacNaught, Studer, 
Carroll, Lac-St. Jean), McWilliam, Thatcher, 
C6t (Matapedia- Gillis, Major, Tremblay, 
Matane), Jutras, Maltais, Valois, 
Warren--39. 

NAYS 
Messrs. 
Anderson, Drew, Jones, Prudham, 
Applewhaite, Fair, Kirk (Digby- Quelch, 
Ashbourne, Fraser, Yarmouth), Ross (Souris), 
Bater, Fulford, Laing, Simmons, 
Beyerstein, Fulton, Low, Smith (Calgar 
Black (Cumberland), George, Macdonnell West), 
Blackmore, Gibson, (Greenwood), Smith (Queens- 
Boucher, Goode, MacDougall, Shelburne), 
Brooks, Graydon, MacLean (Cape Smith (Moose 
Browne St. John's Green, Breton North Mountain), 
West), Gregg, and Victoria), Stanfield, 
Byrne, Hansell, McGregor, Stick, 
Cardiff, Harkness, McIlraith, Thomas, 
CaVherwood, Hatfield, McIvor, Weaver, 
Charlton, Hees, McLean (Huron- Weir, 
Coldwell, Herridge, Perth), White (Middlesex 
Corry, Hetland, Matthews, East), 
Coyle, Higgins, Mott, Whiteside, 
Dewar, Hosking, Murphy, Winters, 
Diefenbaker, Jeffery, Noseworthy, Wright--73. 
Douglas, Johnston, Pearkes, 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The Committee of Supply then resumed, and progress having been made 
and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again at the next sitting of 
the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



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No. 71 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 5TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 236, An Act to amend The Tariff Board Act. 
Also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed the 
following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 265 (Letter S-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting 
the Units of Electrical and Photometric Measure". 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had agreed 
to the amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill No. 153 (Letter 
J-4 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act", without 
any amendment. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the House an amendment to the Rules of the 
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, enacted under the provisions of Section 83 of 
the Dominion Controverted Elections Act, Chapter 50, R.S.C., 1927. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Twenty-fifth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, as follows:-- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Twenty-fifth 
Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private 
Bills. severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to 



472 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 
95th Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Helen Davidson Hunter, now residing in Kingston, Ont., wife of Donald 
Cornelius Hunter, of Montreal, P.Q. 
Of Richard Martello Johnston, of Terrebonne Heights, Municipality of St. 
Henri de Mascouche, P.Q., husband of Alice Margaret Findlay Johnston. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of April 27, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What 
sum was paid by the Federal Government in each of the provinces, during each 
of the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, towards (a) forest and bush clearance; 
(b) soil drainage? 
2. What percentage of the cost of each project was paid by the Federal 
Government? 
3. From what vote or votes was the money obtained? 
4. What acreage was re-claimed through (a) forest and bush clearance; 
(b) soil drainage, in each of the provinces, during each of these years? 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Howe, it was ordered,--That the 
Report of the Canadian Wheat Board for the Crop Year 1948-49, tabled in the 
House on Tuesday, February 21, 1950, be referred to the Standing Committee 
on Agriculture and Colonization. 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as 
an Order for Return, under sub-section 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order 
of the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Fulton:--l. In each department or branch of Government or 
board or corporation set up by the Glvernment how many employees, if any, 
have been discharged or been in any way released for reasons having to do 
with security? 
2. What was the effective date in each such case? 
3. What were the position and duties of each such employee at the time of 
his discharge or release? 

The following Order of the House was issued to the proper officers:- 
By Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria ) --Order of the House 
for a copy of all correspondence, from March 1950 to date, in connection with 
the matter of appointing a Superintendent of Pilots for the Sydney Harbour 
District. 

Mr. Chevrier moved : --Resolved, That it is expedient that the Houses of 
Parliament do approve the Convention of the World Meteorological Organiza- 
tion signed at Washington on October 11, 1947, and tabled on February 14, 
1949, and that this House do approve the same. 

And a Debate arising thereon: the said Debate was. on motion of Mr. 
Green, adjourned. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 5TH JUNE 473 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 252, An Act to 
amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935; 

Mr. Howe moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon; 

Mr. Coldwell, seconded by Mr. Knight, moved in amendment thereto:- 
That Bill No. 252 should not now be read a second time but that it be resolved 
that in the opinion of this House consideration should be given to the provision 
of an initial payment, for the periods covered by this Bill, of $1.75 per bushel 
for No. 1 Northern Wheat basis in store Fort William/Port Arthur or Vancouver. 

After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said proposed 
amendment: it was negatived on the following division:-- 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Argue, Coldwell, Herridge, Quelch, 
Beyerstein, Coyle, Higgins, Ross (Souris), 
Black (Cumberland), Diefenbaker, Hodgson, Shaw, 
Blackmore, Drew, Johnston, Smith (Calgary 
Blair, Fair, Jones, West), 
Brooks, Gagnon, Knight, Thatcher, 
Browne (St. John's Gillis, Knowles, Thomas, 
West), Graydon, Low, Tustin, 
Casselman, Green, Macdonnell White Hastings- 
Catherwood, Harkness, (Greenwood), Peterborough), 
Charlton, Hatfield, Murphy, Wright--40. 

NAYS 
Messrs. 

Abbott, Croll, Kickham, Major, 
Anderson, Decore, Kirk (Antigonish- Martin, 
Ashbourne, Dewar, Guysborough), Matthews, 
Bater, Douglas, Kirk (Digby- Mayhew, 
Beaudoin, Dumas, Yarmouth), Mott, 
Benidickson, Fournier (Hull), Lafontaine, Murray (Oxford), 
Bennett, Gardiner, Laing, Mutch, 
Boucher, Gauthier Lapointe, Pearson, 
Bradette, (Lac-St. Jean), Larson, Rooney, 
Bradley, George, Lefranqois, Simmons, 
Brown (Essex Gibson, Lesage, Sinclair, 
West), Goode, Macdonald Smith (Queens- 
Bruneau, Gout (Russell), (Edmonton East), Shelburne), 
Byrne, Gourd (Chapleau), MacDougall, Stick, 
Campney, Gregg, MacKenzie, Stuart (Charlotte), 
Carter, Harris (Grey-Bruce), MacLean (Cape Studer, 
Cauchon, Harrison, Breton North Thomson, 
Cavers, Helme, and Victoria), Viau, 
Chevrier, Hetland, MacNaught, Warren, 
Clark, Howe, McIlraith, Weaver, 
Claxton, Huffman, McIvor, Weir, 
Corry, Jeffery, McLean (Huron- Welbourn, 
Cbt (Verdun Jutras, Perth), Whiteside, 
La Salle), Kent, McWilliam, Winkler, 
Wood--87. 



474 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And the question being put on the main motion: That Bill No. 252, An Act 
to amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935, be now read the second time; 
it was agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the Committee 
obtained leave to consider it again later this day. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 
The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, and 
progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit 
again later this day. 

The Bill No. 252, An Act to amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935, 
was again considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
And the question being put on the said motion: it was agreed to. 
The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, and 
further progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave 
to sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees" under "Routine Procedings". 

Mr. Bater, then, from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Coloniza- 
tion, presented the Second Report of the said Committee, which is as follows: N 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of 19th May, 1950, your Committee 
has considered the following Bill and has agreed to report same with an amend- 
ment, viz: 
Bill No. 209, An Act to amend The Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1939. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 6TH JUNE 475 

No. 72 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 6TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Twenty-sixth Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, as 
follows:- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Twenty-sixth 
Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly eamined the following petitions for Private 
Bills, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to 
dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 
95th Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Ann Louise Fuller Brais, of Verdun, P.Q., wife of Alcide Brais. 
Of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Norman 
Grisley. 
Of Real Levesque, of Montreal, P.Q., husband of Florence Howison 
Levesque. 

Mr. Speaker, from the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Library of 
Parliament, presented the First Report of the said Committee, which is as 
follows: -- 
Your Committee begs to present its First Report on the Library of 
Parliament. 
Your Committee held a meeting on May 23, 1950, and considered the 
agenda prepared by the Joint Librarians. Your Committee begs to submit the 
following recommendations:-- 
1. That the necessary steps be taken to erect a library building for the 
National Library, in which could be stored all books surplus to the needs of 



476 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

the Library of Parliament; and that in the meantime the Department of Public 
Works be requested to provide space for the storage of such books. 
2. That the Civil Service Commission be requested to increase the estab- 
lishment of the Library of Parliament by the addition of two positions: 
Cataloguer (English), as from January 1, 1950, to be filled by Miss Florence 
Moore, at present Librarian Grade I, Library of Parliament; (2) Librarian 
Grade II (French). 
3. That the sum of $1,000 be provided annually in the estimates for the 
microfilming of old and valuable newspapers and periodicals in order to com- 
plete the bound files in the library. 

Mr. Gregg, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,- 
Copy of Regulations made under The Veterans' Land Act, 1942, by Order 
in Council P.C. 2623, approved May 30, 1950. (English and French). 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of May 22, 1950, for a copy of the terms of 
reference or instructions on the basis of which the Dominion Provincial 
Fraser River Basin Board was constituted, and also a copy of any further 
instructions issued to the Board since its constitution, by the Dominion Govern- 
ment. 

Mr. C6t6 (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House,--Ninth Annual Report of the Unemployment 
Insurance Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950. 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Carter be 
substituted for that of Mr. Kent on the Special Committee on The Dominion 
Elections Act, 1938. 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 265 (Letter S-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting the 
Units of Electrical and Photometric Measure".wMr. Howe. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Chevrier:--Resolved, That it is expedient that the Houses of Parlia- 
ment do approve the Convention of the World Meteorological Organization 
signed at Washington on October 11, 1947, and tabled on February 14, 1949, 
and that this House do approve the same. 

And the Debate continuing; 

By unanimous consent of the House; 

On motion of Mr. Chevrier, the said Resolution was then referred to the 
tanding Committee on External Alyairs. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 6TH JUNE 477 

The Bill No. 135, An Act to amend The Department of Transport Stores 
Act, was again considered in Committee of the Whole, reported with an amend- 
ment, considered as amended; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had agreed to the amendment made by the House of Commons to the 
Bill No. 235 (Letter 0-6 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
National Parks Act", without any amendment. 

The Bill No. 221, An Act to provide for the Payment and Distribution of 
Prize Money, was considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without 
amendment, read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 263 (Letter K-8 of 
the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The Electricity Inspection Act, 1928"; 
Mr. Howe moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, reported without amendment: 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 264 (Letter L-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
the Gas Inspection Act", was read the second time, considered in Committee 
of the Whole, reported without amendment: 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

By leave of the House, the Bill No. 265 (Letter S-2 of the Senate}, 
intituled: "An Act respecting the Units of Electrical and Photometric Measure", 
was read the second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported 
without amendment, and ordered for a third reading at the next sitting of the 
House. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Commit- 
tee of Supply; 

Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 

And the House continuing in Committee; 
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478 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair. 
By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees", under "Routine Proceedings". 

Mr. Campney, then, from the Special Committee appointed to consider 
Bill No. 133, An Act respecting National Defence, presented the Third Report 
of the said Committee, which is as follows: -- 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of 16th May, 1950, your Committee 
has considered the following Bills and has agreed to report them with amend- 
ments, viz: 
Bill No. 133, An Act respecting National Defence. 
Bill No. 134, An Act to amend the Militia Pension Act and change the 
Title thereof. 
A reprint has been ordered of the said Bills Nos. 133 and 134, as amended. 

A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence taken in respect of the 
tvo above-mentioned Bills, and also in relation to Bill No. 221, An Act to pro- 
vide for the Payment and Distribution of Prize Money, reported upon on June 
2, 1950, is tabled herewith. 

(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 5) 

Mr. Speaker then left the Chair, to resume the same at eight o'clock p.m., 
8 P.M. 
(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 
(Public Bills) 
The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 131, An Act to 
amend An Act to incorporate Westcoast Transmission Company Limited, was 
alloved to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to 
amend The Pipe Lines Act, was allowed to stand. 

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Thatcher: That Bill No. 2, An Act to amend The Criminal Code (Capital 
Punishment), be now read the second time. 

And the Debate continuing; the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. Knight, 
adjourned. 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired: 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 6TH JUNE 479 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the Bill No. 177, An Act to amend The Income Tax Act, 
with amendments, which are as follows:-- 
1. Page 6, lines 47 and 48, and Page 7, line 1: Delete the words "corpora- 
tions resident in Canada and exempt from tax under this Part by paragraph 
(eb)" and substitute therefor the words "corporations or trusts resident in 
Canada and exempt from tax under this Part by paragraph (eb) or {ec)" 
2. Page 9, immediately after line 7: Add the following subclause: 
"(3} Notwithstanding subsection {2}, subsection {1) is not applicable in 
a case where control of the payer corporation has been, pursuant to a right 
which existed on or before May 10th, 1950, acquired before June 30th, 1950." 
3. Page 13, lines 44 and 45: Delete "(within the meaning of that expression 
as used in subsection (1A) of section 27)" 
4. Page 14: Delete lines 1 to 5, both inclusive, and substitute therefor the 
following: 
"(iii} expended amounts each of which is 
(A) an expenditure in respect of charitable activities carried on by 
the corporation itself, 
{B) a gift to an organization in Canada the income of which for the 
period is exempt from tax under this Part by virtue of paragraph 
(ea), or 
(C) a gift to a corporation resident in Canada the income of which 
for the period is exempt from tax under this Part by virtue of 
this paragraph, and 
the aggregate of which is not less than 90 per cent of the corporation's 
income for the period," 
5. Page 14, immediately after line 5: Add the following paragraph: 
"(ec) a trust all the property of which is held absolutely in trust exclu- 
sively for charitable purposes, that has not, since June 1st, 1950, 
acquired control of any corporation and that, during the period, 
(i) did not carry on any business, 
(ii) had no debts incurred since June 1st, 1950, other than obligations 
arising in respect of salaries, rents and other current operating 
expenses, and 
(iii) made gifts, the aggregates of which are not less than 90 per cent 
of its income for the period, to organizations in Canada or 
corporations resident in Canada the incomes of which for the 
period are exempt from tax under this Part by virtue of para- 
graph (ea) or (eb)." 
6. Page 14: Delete lines 14 to 24, both inclusive, and substitute therefor 
the following: 
"(3) For the purpose of paragraph (eb) or (ec) of subsection (1) 
(a) a corporation is controlled by another corporation or by a trust if more 
than 50 per cent of its issued share capital (having full voting rights 
under all circumstances) belong to 
(i) the other corporation or the trust, or 
(ii) the other corporation or the trust and persons with whom the 
other corporation or the trust does not deal at arms length, 



480 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

but a corporation or trust shall be deemed not to have acquired con- 
trol of a corporation if it has not purchased (or otherwise acquired 
for a consideration) any of the shares in the capital stock of that 
corporation, 
(b) there shall be included in computing a corporation's or trust's income 
all gifts received by the corporation or trust other than gifts received 
subject to a trust or direction that the property given, or property 
substituted therefor, is to be held by the corporation or trust for the 
purpose of gaining or producing income therefrom, and 
(c} subsection (4} of section 58 is not applicable in determining a trust's 
income." 
7. Page 27, lines 26 to 28, both inclusive: Delete "a corporation resident in 
Canada exempt fro:' tax under Part I by paragraph (ea) or (eb)" and sub- 
stitute therefor "a corporation or trust resident in Canada exempt from tax 
under Part I by paragraph (ea), (eb) or (ec)" 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :-- 

VETERANS AFFAIRS 

528 Departmental Administration .................. $ 2,175,279 00 
529 District Administration ...................... 2,894,311 00 
530 Veterans' Welfare Services .................... 3,494,538 00 
531 Treatment Services .......................... 34,389,177 00 
532 

Prosthetic Services .......................... 
Canadian Pension Commission-- 
533 Administration Expenses .................. 
534 Veterans Bureau ............................ 
535 War Veterans' Allowance Board--Administration ...... 
536 Veterans' Insurance ........................ 

983,450 00 

2,132,824 00 
436,791 00 
203,960 00 
77,495 00 

PAY1VIENTS TO OR FOR VETERANS AND DEPENDENTS 
537 Pensions for Disability and Death, including pensions 
granted under the authority of the Civilian Govern- 
ment Employees (War) Compensation Order P.C. 
45/8848 of 22nd November, 1944, which shall be 
subject to the Pension Act .................. 99,739,000 00 
538 Newfoundland Special Awards .................. 46,000 00 
539 War Veterans' Allowances ...................... 21,715,000 00 
540 Assistance Fund (War Veterans' Allowance) ........ 750,000 00 
541 Unemployment Assistance ...................... 50,000 00 
542 Hospital and Other Allowances .................. 3,720,000 00 
543 Gallantry Awards--World War 2 ................ 18,000 00 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 6TH JUNE 481 

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS 
544 Employers Liability Compensation ................ 
545 Last Post Fund .............................. 
546 Grant to Canadian Legion ...................... 
Resolutions to be reported. 

150,000 00 
125,000 00 
9,000 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE 483 

No. 73 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE, 1950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Bater, from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, 
presented the Third Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends that the quorum be reduced from 20 members 
to 15, and that Standing Order 63(1)(f) be suspended in relation thereto. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Bater, the said Report was con- 
curred in. 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of May 4, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. How many. 
departments, or branches, are there in the Department of National Health and 
Welfare? 
2. What are these departments or branches called? 
3. What are the functions of each? 
4. How many permanent employees in each department or branch? 
5. How many non-permanent? 
6. What was the total travelling expense for all employees of the Depart- 
ment of National Health and Welfare, in the year 19497 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a Return showing:--How many 
persons are employed in the federal services in Newfoundland, from (a) the 
province of Newfoundland; (b) other provinces? 



484 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 18, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What amounts of money has Norman L. Mathews received for 
legal fees from the present government, (a) per year; (b) per case? 
2. What was the result of the case of Gordon Davidson, convicted 
November 3, 1947, appealed in February, 1948, and the decision? 
3. What were the amounts Mr. Mathews received for legal services in this 
case for each appearance? 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, pre- 
sented,--Return to an Order of the House of May 15, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What were the net profits of each of the chartered banks after 
published provision for Dominion and Provincial taxes, in each of the years, 
1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949? 
2. What was the amount of Dominion and Provincial taxes of each bank 
for these years? 
3. What percentage of paid-up capital are the profits shown in the answer 
to Question 1, in each case? 
4. What was the total of the transfers made to Contingent Reserve Fund 
from the earnings of each of the chartered banks, during above years? 
5. What was the total amount that each bank was called upon to pay in 
additional taxation as a result of excess transfers in each of these years? 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of May 10, 1950, for a copy of pay-rolls and 
lists of materials used in connection with the work performed on the Grand 
River (Grande Riviere), county of Gaspe South, during the summer of 1949. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz.:-- 
By Mr. Knight:--l. What quantity, in pounds weight of albumen (dried 
egg whites powdered or crystal), were imported into Canada in 1949 and 1950 
to date? 
2. What were the quantities by months, by ports of entry, and by countries 
of origin? 
3. Has any such albumen been imported into Canada from China during 
the period mentioned? If so, how much? o 
Mr. McIlraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, presented,--Return to the foregoing Order forthwith. 
By Mr. Black (Cumberland):--l. Are Canadian civilians employed at 
the United States Air Base, Goose Bay, Labrador, and other such bases in 
Canada, paid in Canadian funds? If so, for what reason? 
2. Were such Canadian civilians previously paid in American funds? 
3. Are such Canadian civilians required to pay for meals, living quarters, 
admission to theatres, canteen expenses, etc., in American funds? If so, for 
what reason? 
4. Do such Canadian civilians enjoy unemployment insurance benefits? If 
not, for what reason? 
5. How many Canadians are at airports where the United States authorities 
are n charge? 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE 485 

The following Address was voted to His Excellency the Governor General, 
and Orders of the House issued to the proper officers:- 
By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a copy of all pay-rolls 
showing the names of and amounts paid to all persons employed in connection 
with the construction of a breakwater in Bonaventure Parish, County of Bona- 
venture, Quebec, along with a list of all materials used in this work. 

By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a copy of all pay-rolls 
and a statement of materials purchased in connection with the repairs to the 
wharf of St. Charles de Caplan, county of Bonaventure, Quebec, during 1947, 
1948 and 1949. 

By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a copy of all pay-rolls and 
a statement of materials purchased in connection with the work done by the 
Department of Public Works between January 1 and May 1, 1950, on the pro- 
tection or wharf facilities in the vicinity of the Henri Leblanc property, other- 
wise known as the Manoir St. Charles, at St. Charles de Caplan, Bonaventure 
County, Quebec. 

By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a copy of the specifica- 
tions used in connection with the work performed on the wharf at Paspebiac, 
county of Bonaventure, Quebec, during the fall of 1949. 

By Mr. Hatfield:--Address to His Excellency the Governor General for a 
copy of all letters, correspondence, maps and other documents, from January 
1, 1949 to date, exchanged between the Dominion Government and the Province 
of New Brunswick dealing with the Trans-Canada Highway. 

Mr. Howe moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at 
the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to present a Bill, cited as The Defence Supplies Act, 
to empower the Minister of Trade and Commerce to buy or otherwise acquire 
and deal with defence supplies; construct or otherwise acquire, projects; 
acquire, store and otherwise deal with material entering into the manufacture 
of defence supplies or the development, repair or maintenance of projects; 
arrange for the performance of commercial and professional services; require 
priority in delivery or construction and to require persons who have received 
offers, fair and reasonable in his opinion, for supplies, projects or services, to 
meet the requirements subject to an appeal to the Exchequer Court on the ques- 
tion of price: also to empower the Minister to buy or otherwise acquire defence 
supplies and construct or carry out projects required by the Department of 
National Defence: also to empower the Governor in Council to appoint assistants 
to the Minister and advisers and advisory boards and to fix their remuneration 
and expenses: with provision also for the approval by the Governor in Council 
of contracts except in emergent cases and where the sum involved does not 
exceed a certain specified amount. 
Whereupon, Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
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486 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

Mr. Howe moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole 
this day, to consider the following proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the operation and 
maintenance of a residence for the Prime Minister of Canada, out of moneys 
appropriated by Parliament for such purposes. 
Whereupon Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said Resolution, recommends it to the House. 
ly leave, it was resolved,--That the House do go into Committee of the 
Whole, this day, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 
Mr. Howe then moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the 
House to resolve itself into Committee of the Whole to consider the said pro- 
posed Resolution. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on 
the said proposed Resolution. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the 
operation and maintenance of a residence for the Prime Minister of Canada, 
out of moneys appropriated by Parliament for such purposes. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time and concurred in. 

Mr. Howe then, by leave of the House, presented a lill, No. 266, An Act 
to Provide for the Operation and Maintenance of a Residence for the Prime 
Minister of Canada, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second 
reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The lill No. 265 (Letter S-2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act respecting 
the Units of Electrical and Photometric Measure", was read the third time 
and passed. 

The Order being read for consideration of amendments made by the 
Senate to Bill No. 177, An Act to amend The Income Tax Act; 
Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Abbott, moved,--That the said amendments 
be now read the second time and concurred in. 



488 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee} 

The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply } :  

VETERANS AFFAIRS 

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT AND VETERANS' LAND ACT 

547 To provide for the cost of administration of Veterans' Land 
Act; Soldier Settlement and British Family Settlement 
548 To provide for the upkeep of property, Veterans' Land Act, 
including engineering and other investigational plan- 
ning expenses that do not add tangible value to real 
property; taxes, insurance and maintenance of public 
utilities ............................ 
549 To provide for the payment to the Government of the 
United Kingdom on account of losses under the 3,000 
British Family Agreement of August 20, 1924, and the 
New Brunswick 500 British Family Agreements of 
August 4, 1927, and August 27, 1935 ............ 
550 To provide for the payment of grants to veterans settled 
on Provincial Lands in accordance with agreements 
with Provincial Governments under Section 35 of the 
Veterans' Land Act, 1942 (as amended by Order in 
Council P.C. 2122, dated 13th April, 1945), and pay- 
ment of grants to veterans settled on Dominion Lands, 
in accordance with an agreement with the Minister of 
Mines and Resources, under Section 35 of the Veterans' 
Land Act, 1942, as amended (P.C. 1550 of 18th April, 
1946) .............................. 
551 To provide for the payment of grants to Indian veterans 
settled on Indian Reserve Lands under Section 35A of 
the Veterans' Land Act, 1942 (as amended by Order in 
Council P.C. 2122, dated 13th April, 1945) ........ 
552 To provide for the reduction of indebtedness to the Direc- 
tor of Soldier Settlement of a settler under the Soldier 
Settlement Act, in respect of a property in his posses- 
sion, the title of which is held by the Director, by an 
amount which will reduce his indebtedness to an 
amount in keeping with the productive capacity of the 
property and his ability to repay his indebtedness to 
the Director, under regulations approved by the 
Governor in Council ...................... 
553 To authorize and provide for necessary remedial work, to 
be approved by the Governor in Council, on proper- 
ties sold under the Veterans' Land Act, under indivi- 

$4,563,514 O0 

132,500 O0 

10,000 00 

1,700,000 00 

500,000 00 

150,000 O0 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE 489 

dual firm price contracts, to correct defects for which 
neither the veteran nor the contractor can be held 
financially responsible ...................... 
554 To authorize and provide,, subject to the approval of the 
Governor in Council in each case, for the completion of 
necessary remedial work to houses and services con- 
structed under the 1945 building program ........ 

Resolutions to be reported. 

30,000 00 

104,600 O0 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

And it being after six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, it being then five minutes 
past six o'clock, p.m., until tomorrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., pursuant to 
Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A D. 1950 THURSDAY, 8TH JUNE 491 

No. 74 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 8TH JUNE, 1950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

IDRAYERS. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's lrivy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of June 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What was 
the total amount of the travelling expenses and allowances of all officers and 
employees in connection with civilian defence during each of the fiscal years 
1948-49 and 1949-50? 
2. What was the largest individual amount expended in each of said years? 

The following Questions on the Order laper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz.:-- 
By Mr. Lennard:--l. Are repairs or additions to be made to the armouries 
located at Dundas, Ontario? 
2. If so, is the work to be done on a cost plus basis or by contract? 
3. If by contract, were tenders advertised for or was it by invitation? 
4. Who has been awarded the contract and at what price? 

By Mr. Browne (St. John's West):--1. What was the value of the damage 
caused by fires during the calendar years 1946 to 1949, in each of the provinces 
of Canada (a) forests; (b) industrial property; (c) dwellings? 
2. How many persons lost their lives in fires, and how many were injured 
for the same period? 
Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's lrivy Council, presented,--Return 
to the foregoing Order forthwith. 



492 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By Mr. Gillis:--l. Was any money paid the Dominion Steel and Coal 
Corporation for the calendar year 1949? 
2. If so, what amount by way of (a) subsidy; (b) subvention; (c) rebate 
under the Maritime Freight Rates Act on the operation of the Sydney and Louis- 
burg Railway? 

By Mr. Low:--With reference to loans or credits Canada has extended to 
overseas nations, how much was granted to each nation, and/or spent by each 
nation in each year from June, 1945 to March 31, 1950? 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 266, An Act to 
Provide for the Operation and Maintenance of a Residence for the Prime 
Minister of Canada; 
Mr. Howe moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply and progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again 
at the next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 9TH JUNE 493 

No. 75 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 9th JUNE, 1950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

PRAYERS. 

Mr. Bater, from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, 
presented the Fourth Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
In accordance with an Order of the House issued on June 5, 1950, your 
Committee has studied the Report of The Canadian Wheat Board for the Crop 
Year 1948-1949. 
A detailed examination was made of the said Report, and your Committee 
wishes to record appreciation of the assistance afforded by Mr. McIvor, Chief 
Commissioner of The Canadian Wheat Board, and by three of his assistants, 
viz. Messrs. Earl, Aseltine and Davidson. 
A copy of the minutes of proceedings and evidence taken with respect 
to the Report of The Canadian Wheat Board for the Crop Year 1948-1949, 
and also in relation to Bill No. 209, An Act to amend The Prairie Farm Assist- 
ance Act, 1939, previously reported upon, is tabled herewith. 

(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 6) 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of Statutory Orders and Regulations--Consolidation, 1949- 
Volume I (A to D), published under authority of The Statutory Orders and 
Regulations Order, 1949 (Order in Council P.C. 3605 of July 20, 1949). 



494 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,- 
Copy of Interim Report of the Joint Commission on Flood Damage in Manitoba, 
dated June 6, 1950, made to the Honourable D. C. Abbott, Minister of Finance, 
and the Honourable D. L. Campbell, Premier of Manitoba, and covering letter 
in connection therewith. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 22, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What 
sections of Manitoba were flooded by the Red River in 1948? 
2. What was the estimated dollar cost of the flood damage of 1948? 
3. Did the Federal Government aid in rehabilitating flooded areas of the 
Red River Valley after the 1948 flood? 
4. If so, how much did the Federal Government contribute in tendering 
such aid? 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,-- 
Return to an Order of the House of May 15, 1950, for a copy of pay-rolls and 
lists of materials used in connection with the work performed at the mouth of 
the river at Riviere-au-Renard, county of Gaspe, during the summer of 1949. 

Mr. Rinfret, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of May 10, 1950, for a copy of all correspondence, direc- 
tives and instructions, from January 1, 1947 to date, in connection with the 
removal or change of post office and postmaster at Dorchester, New Brunswick. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply and progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again, 
later this day. 

By unanimous consent, the House reverted to "Motions" under "Routine 
Proceedings". 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, then laid before 
the House,--Copy of further correspondence between the Prime Minister of 
Canada and Premiers of various provinces of Canada with respect to the pro- 
posed Dominion-Provincial Conference to be held during the autumn of 1950 
to discuss general questions of common concern to the Federal and Provincial 
Governments. 

He also laid before the House,--Copy of correspondence between the Prime 
Minister of Canada and the Premiers of several provinces of Canada with 
respect to the suspension of the Freight Rate increase authorized by the Board 
of Transport Commissioners on May 25, 1950. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, and progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again, 
later this day. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 9TH JUNE 495 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 270 (Letter Z-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Andre Bergeron". 
Bill No. 271 (Letter A-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thelma Leggo Chicoine". 
Bill No. 272 (Letter B-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw". 
Bill No. 273 (Letter C-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Luke Marlow". 
Bill No. 274 (Letter D-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Wilhelmina Thornburg Lawton". 
Bill No. 275 (Letter E-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin". 
Bill No. 276 (Letter F-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier". 
Bill No. 277 {Letter G-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sarah Modlinsky Markis". 
Bill No. 278 (Letter H-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Patiris Sarakinis". 
Bill No. 279 (Letter I-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane". 
Bill No. 280 (Letter J-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Cyrile-Orance-Horence Presseau". 
Bill No. 281 (Letter K-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Paul Edmond Meerte". 
Bill No. 282 (Letter L-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Charles George Storey". 
Bill No. 283 (Letter M-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Muriel Inez Larman Jarry". 
Bill No. 284 (Letter N-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie". 
Bill No. 285 (Letter 0-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben". 
Bill No. 286 (Letter P-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Pierre Bouchard". 
Bill No. 287 (Letter Q-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird". 
Bill No. 288 (Letter R-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marguerite Carmen Samson Wrigglesworth". 
Bill No. 289 (Letter S-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Andrew Cerat". 
Bill No. 290 (Letter T-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Lucille Giselle Roy Veilleux". 
Bill No. 291 (Letter U-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Pearl Speirs Lazor". 
Bill No. 292 (Letter V-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lena Grace Connolly Hibberd". 
Bill No. 293 (Letter W-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lilian Ferguson Gardner". 
Bill No. 294 (Letter X-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marion Leonard Ryan". 
Bill No. 295 (Letter Y-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Georges Neville Poirier". 



496 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE V1 

Bill No. 296 (Letter Z-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Gisele St. Laurent Therrien". 
Bill No. 297 {Letter A-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan". 
Bill No. 298 (Letter B-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley". 
Bill No. 299 (Letter C-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruth Desiree Morrissette Chevalier". 
Bill No. 300 {Letter D-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Richard Martello Johnston". 
Bill No. 301 (Letter E-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ernest Beliveau". 
Also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken before 
the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were referred the 
petitions on which the above-mentioned Divorce Bills were founded, praying 
for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed 
the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 268 (Letter W-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932". 
Bill No. 269 {Letter X-8 of the Senate), intituled: An Act to amend The 
Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932". 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull), the following 
Bills, from the Senate, were read the first time, and ordered for a second 
reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 268 (Letter W-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932".--Mr. Abbott. 
Bill No. 269 (Letter X-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932".--Mr. Abbott. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at 
eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order ]or Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15). 
(Public Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 131, An Act to 
amend An Act to incorporate Westcoast Transmission Company Limited, was 
allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to 
amend The Pipe Lines Act, was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for resuming the Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Argue for the second reading of Bill No. 11, An Act to amend The 
Dominion Elections Act, 1938 (Age of Voters), was allowed to stand. 



498 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until Monday next at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 12TH JUNE 499 

No. 76 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 12'rH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had laid on the Table the 
Twenty-seventh Report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills, as 
follows: -- 
Pursuant to Standing Order 99, Section 2, the Examiner of Petitions for 
Private Bills has the honour to present the following as his Twenty-seventh 
Report:- 
Your Examiner has duly examined the following petitions for Private 
Bills, severally praying for the passing of an Act to grant a divorce, and to 
dissolve the marriage of the petitioner, and finds that the requirements of the 
95th Standing Order have been complied with in each case, viz:-- 
Of Marie Leontine Juliette Henriette Giguere Fiset, of Montreal, P.Q., 
wife of Joseph Alfred Rolland Fiset. 
Of Gisele St. Laurent Therrien, of Montreal, P.Q., wife of Leopold Therrien. 

Mr. Howe, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of June 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. How many 
Canadians purchased livestock in the United States in the year 1949? 
2. What was the amount of money expended in these purchases? 
3. How was it divided as to (a) cattle; (b) horses; (c) sheep; (d) swine? 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 24, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. Has any 
effort been made, since May 4, 1950, to ascertain whether Mr. H. K. Hill is 
connected in any way with the North Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company? 



500 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

2. Is the North Channel Ship and Yacht Repair Company registered at the 
local registry office at Kingston, Ontario? 
3. If so, who is listed as the owner or proprietor thereof? 

Also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 22, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Have there been any convictions in Newfoundland since April 1, 
1949, for offences under Federal Statutes? 
2. If so, under what statutes were the prosecutions taken, how many con- 
victions have been recorded and what punishment was enforced in each case? 

Also,--Return to an Order of the House of June 8, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Was any money paid the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation 
for the calendar year 19497 
2. If so, what amount by way of (a) subsidy; (b) subvention (c) rebate 
under the Maritime Freight Rates Act on the operation of the Sydney and 
Louisburg Railway? 

Also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What was the total cost to each department of the Federal 
Government for advertising (a) on the radio; (b) by motion pictures, during 
the year 19497 
2. What is the estimated cost for the same this year? 

Also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--What was the amount expended month by month since the first 
of April 1949 to date in all departments of government for (a) travelling 
expenses; (b) living expenses and allowances? 

Also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 27, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--What are the names, duties, salaries and travelling expenses, during 
1949, of all those engaged in publicity or information work in each department 
of the government? 

And also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. Was any margarine purchased by any department of the Govern- 
ment, between January 1, 1949 and April 25, 19507 
2. If so, (a) what were the departments making the purchases; (b) what 
amounts were purchased in each case? 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Royal 
Canadian Navy published in the Canada Gazette during the period May 29, 
1950 to June 11, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 40 of the Naval 
Service Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45. 

Also,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the Canadian Army published 
in the Canada Gazette during the period May 29, 1950 to June 11, 1950, inclusive, 
under the provisions of Section 141 of the Militia Act, Chapter 132, R.S.C. 1927, 
as amended. 



502 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 277 (Letter G-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sarah Modlinsky Markis".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 278 (Lette H-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Patiris Sarakinis".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 279 (Letter I-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 280 (Letter J-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Cyrile-Orance-Horence Presseau".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 281 (Letter K-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Paul Edmond Meerte".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 282 (Letter L-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Charles George Storey".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 283 (Letter M-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Muriel Inez Larman Jarry".-Mr. Wnkler. 
Bill No. 284 (Letter N-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 285 (Letter 0-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 286 (Letter P-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Pierre Bouchard".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 287 (Letter Q-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 288 (Letter R-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marguerite Carmen Samson Wrigglesworth".--Mr. Wi.nkler. 
Bill No. 289 (Letter S-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Andrew Cerat".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 290 (Letter T-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Lucille Giselle Roy Veilleux".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 291 (Letter U-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Pearl Speirs Lazor".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 292 (Letter V-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lena Grace Connolly Hibberd".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 293 (Letter W-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lilian Ferguson Gardner".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 294 (Letter X-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marion Leonard Ryan".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 295 (Letter Y-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Georges Neville Poirier".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 296 (Letter Z-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Gisele St. Laurent Therrien".---Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 297 (Letter A-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 298 (Letter B-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 299 (Letter C-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruth Desiree Morrissette Chevalier".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 300 (Letter D-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Richard Martello Johnston".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 301 (Letter E-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ernest Beliveau".--Mr. Winkler. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 12TH JUNE 503 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as an 
Order for Return, under sub-section 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order of 
the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Knowles:--l. Has any department of the government any reports 
or detailed information with reference to the construction and maintenance of 
the by-pass which was built to carry part of the waters of the Misso.uri River 
around Kansas City? 
2. If so, what department has the same, and what are the titles of any such 
reports or documents? 

The following Address was voted to His Excellency the Governor General, 
and Order of the House issued to the proper officers:- 
By Mr. Goode:--Address to His Excellency the Governor General for a copy 
of all letters, correspondence, maps and other documents from January 1, 1949, 
to date exchanged between the Dominion Government and the Province of 
British Columbia, dealing with the Trans-Canada Highway. 
By Mr. Green, for Mr. Diefenbaker:--Order of the House for a copy of the 
record of the conviction and evidence taken at the trial of Mrs. Bessie Ellis-Reid 
of Ottawa on two charges laid under the provisions of the Wartime Leasehold 
Regulations and prosecuted by the Enforcement Branch of the Wartime Prices 
and Trade Board under complaint dated 29th of March, 1950. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 268 (Letter W-8 
of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The Foreign Insurance Companies 
Act, 1932"; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, and referred to the 
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Bill No. 269 {Letter X-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932", was read the second 
time, and referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution with respect to the Defence 
Supplies Act: 
Mr. Howe moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to con- 
sider the said proposed Resolution. 



504 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a Bill, cited as The Defence Sup- 
plies Act, to empower the Minister of Trade and Commerce to buy or otherwise 
acquire and deal with defence supplies; construct or otherwise acquire, projects; 
acquire, store and otherwise deal with material entering into the manufacture 
of defence supplies or the development, repair or maintenance of projects; 
arrange for the performance of commercial and professional services; require 
priority in delivery or construction and to require persons who have received 
offers, fair and reasonable in his opinion, for supplies, projects or services, to 
meet the requirements subject to an appeal to the Exchequer Court on the ques- 
tion of price: also to empower the Minister to buy or otherwise acquire defence 
supplies and construct or carry out projects required by the Department of 
National Defence; also to empower the Governor in Council to appoint assistants 
to the Minister and advisers and advisory boards and to fix their remuneration 
and expenses; with provision also for the approval by the Governor in Council 
of contracts except in emergent cases and where the sum involved does not 
exceed a certain specified amount. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Howe then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 302, An Act 
respecting Defence Supplies and Projects, which was read the first time, and 
ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. St. 
Laurent: That Bill No. 89 (Letter H of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to pro- 
vide for the Publication of Statutory Regulations", be now read the second time. 

After further Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it 
was agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
And the question being put on the said motion: it was agreed to. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 12TH JUNE 505 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) : -- 
AGRICULTURE 

ADMINISTRATION SERVICE 

1 Departmental Administration .......................... $ 
2 Information Service ................................... 
3 Advisory Committee on Agricultural Services ............ 
4 Contributions to Commonwealth Bureaux ................ 

293,670 00 
316,495 00 
5,000 00 
56,821 00 

SCIENCE SERVICE 

5 Science Service Administration ......................... 
6 Animal and Poultry Pathology .......................... 
7 Bacteriology and Dairy Research ........................ 
8 Botany and Plant Pathology ............................ 
9 Argicultural Chemistry ................................ 
10 Agricultural Entomology ............................... 
11 Forest Entomology .................................... 
12 Plant Protection ...................................... 

1,229,750 00 
388,640 00 
177,305 00 
1,343,687 00 
495,320 00 
1,546,510 00 
1,222,839 00 
731,705 00 

EXPERIMENTAL FARMS SERVICE 

13 Experimental Farms Service Administration ............. 
14 Central Experimental Farm ............................ 
15 Branch Farms and Stations and Illustration Stations ...... 

129,780 00 
1,868,118 00 
5,977,447 00 

PRODUCTION SERVICE 
16 Production Service Administration ...................... 
Health of Animals-- 
17 Administration of Animal Contagious Diseases Act, and 
Meat and Canned Foods Act .................... 
18 Compensation for Animals Slaughtered .............. 
19 Live Stock and Poultry ................................ 
Plant Products-- 
20 Seeds, Feeds, Fertilizers, Insecticides and Fungicides 
Control, including grant of $40,000 to Canadian 
Seed Growers' Association ..................... 
21 Grants to Fairs and Exhibitions, under such terms and con- 
ditions as may be approved by the Governor in Council 
and subject to allocation by the Treasury Board ....... 
22 Grants to Agricultural Organizations, as detailed in the 
Estimates ........................................ 

Resolutions to be reported. 

56,015 00 

3,661,965 00 
1,091,292 00 
1,342,738 00 

1,261,533 00 

536,400 00 
44,500 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 



506 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees", under "Routine Proceedings". 
Mr. Bradette, then, from the Standing Committee on External Affairs, 
presented the Second Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Pursuant to an Order of Reference dated Tuesday, June 6, 1950, your 
Committee has duly considered the Convention of the World Meteorological 
Organization signed on October 11, 1947 at Washington and tabled in this 
House on February 14, 1949, and approves of same. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 303 (Letter Y-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Canada Shipping Act, 1934". 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m.,. 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 13TH JUNE 507 

No. 77 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 13TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Maybank, from the Special Committee on Radio Broadcasting, pre- 
sented the Second Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
In compliance with an Order of the House dated May 25, 1950, your Com- 
mittee has considered votes Nos. 267 and 268 of the Main Estimates for 1950- 
1951, and approves of them. 

Mr. Sinclair, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, pre- 
sented,--Return to an Order of the House of June 8, 1950, for a Return 
showing : --With reference to loans or credits Canada has extended to overseas 
nations, how much was granted to each nation, and/or spent by each nation in 
each year from June, 1945 to March 31, 19507 

Mr. Pearson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Text of a letter dated June 7, 1950, from the Secretary-General of 
the Council of the Organization for European Economic Co-o'peration, inviting 
Canada to associate, on an informal basis, with the work of the Organization 
in accordance with arrangements to be mutually discussed: and the text of a 
reply thereto by the Secretary of State for External Affairs, dated June 10, 
1950, accepting the invitation. 

Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,- 
Copy of the Report of the Honourable Mr. Justice Henry Irvine Bird, Com- 
missioner, appointed pursuant to the Inquiries Act, Chapter 99, R.S.C., 1927, 
by Order in Council P.C. 1810, approved July 18, 1947, as amended: to investi- 



508 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 
gate complaints of Canadiap citizens of Japanese origin who resided in British 
Columbia in 1941, that their real and personal property had been disposed of 
by the Custodian of Enemy Property at prices less than the fair market value. 

Mr. Gardiner, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented--Supple- 
mentary Return to an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a Return show- 
ing:--l. Is freight assistance on western feed grains granted in Canada beyond 
Fort William, Ontario or Vancouver, British Columbia? 
2. If so, where to? 
3. Are milling companies or feed companies permitted freight assistance or 
drawback on freight on oats or coarse grains purchased or handled by them? 
4. If so, what companies during 1948 and 1949 obtained freight assistance 
or drawback on coarse grains and what amounts? 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull) it was ordered,--That Items 267 and 268 
of the Main Estimates, 1950-51, approved and reported upon this day by the 
Special Committee on Radio Broadcasting, be referred back to the Committee 
of Supply. 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 303 (Letter Y-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Canada Sh,.pping Act, 1934".--Mr. Chevrier. 

Mr. Chevrier moved,--Resolved, That it is expedient that the Houses of 
Parliament do approve the Convention of the World Meteorological Organiza- 
tion signed at Washington on October 11, 1947, and tabled on February 14, 1949, 
and that this House do approve the same. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 

The Order boing read for the" House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 
The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :- 
AGRICULTURE 
MARKETING SERVICE 
23 Marketing Service Administration .................... $ 162,006 00 
24 Agricultural Economics ................................ 438,225 00 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 13TH JUNE 509 

25 Dairy Products ...................................... 
26 Subsidies for Cold Storage Warehouses under the Cold 
Storage Act, and Grants in the amounts detailed in 
the Estimates ..................................... 
27 Fruit, Vegetables and Maple Products, and Honey, including 
Grant of $5,000 to Canadian Horticultural Council .... 
28 Live Stock and Live Stock Products ..................... 
29 Marketing of Agricultural Products, including temporary 
appointments that may be required to be made not- 
withstanding anything contained in the Civil Service 
Act, the amount available for such appointment not 
to exceed $6,000 .................................. 

TERMINABLE SERVICES 
30 Freight Assistance on Western Feed Grains ............... 
31 Agricultural Lime Assistance ........................... 
32 Dairy Products Board ................................. 
33 Meat Board, including Quality Premiums on A and B1 
Grade Hog Carcasses .............................. 
34 Special Products Board ................................ 

SPECIAL 
35 To provide for assistance to encourage the improvement 
of cheese and cheese actories ....................... 
36 To provide assistance for the replacement of maple 
production equipment ............................. 
37 Agricultural Products Act--To provide for losses incurred 
in respect of the purchase, sale and export of agricul- 
tural products under the Agricultural Products Act, 
including authority for the Minister of Finance, at 
the request of the Minister of Agriculture, from time 
to time, to pay amounts in the aggregate not exceeding 
$40,000,000 out of any unappropriated money in the 
Consolidated levenue Fund as recoverable advances 
38 For assistance i-n construction of potato warehouses under 
regulations to be approved by the Governor in Council. 
39 Prairie Farm lehabilitation Act and Water Storage ...... 
And the House continuing in Committee; 

654,876 00 

644,159 00 
989,000 00 
1,204,012 00 

I00,000 00 

5,000,000 00 
435,000 00 
22,000 00 

5,854,633 00 
11,575 00 

1,400,000 00 

500,000 00 

4,350,000 00 
100,000 00 
3,750,000 00 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker, took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 304 (Letter G-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of David Allan Ferguson". 
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510 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 305 {Letter H-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Louise Fuller Brais". 
Bill No. 306 (Letter 1-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leola Davidson Hunter". 
And also,--A Message communicating to this House the evidence taken 
before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were refer- 
red the petitions on which the above-mentioned Divorce Bills were founded, 
praying for Bills of Divorce; together with the papers produced in evidence 
before them, with a request that the same be returned to the Senate. 

(The Order fo" Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The following Bills were severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on which the said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill No. 270 (Letter Z-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Andre Bergeron". 
Bill No. 271 {Letter A-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thelma Leggo Chicoine". 
Bill No. 272 {Letter B-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw". 
Bill No. 273 {Letter C-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Luke Marlow". 
Bill No. 274 (Letter D-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Wilhelmina Thornburg Lawton". 
Bill No. 275 (Letter E-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin". 
Bill No. 276 (Letter F-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier". 
Bill No. 277 (Letter G-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sarah Modlinsky Markis". 
Bill No. 278 (Letter H-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Patiris Sarakinis". 
Bill No. 279 (Letter I-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane". 
Bill No. 280 (Letter J-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Cyrile-Orance-Horence Presseau". 
Bill No. 281 {Letter K-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Paul Edmond Meerte". 
Bill No. 282 {Letter L-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Charles George Storey". 
Bill No. 283 (Letter M-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Muriel Inez Larman Jarry". 
Bill No. 284 (Letter N-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie". 
Bill No. 285 (Letter 0-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben". 



512 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And the Debate still continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired; 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted {less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :- 
AGRICULTURE 
SPECIAL 
40 Major Irrigation and Water Conservation Projects in the 
Prairie Provinces ................................ $ 7,719,500 00 
41 Prairie Farm Assistance Act Administration ............. 500,000 00 
42 Land Protection, Reclamation and Development in British 
Columbia under such terms and conditions as may be 
approved by the Governor in Council ................ 900,000 00 
43 Land Protection and Reclamation; Clearing and Settlement 
of New Lands under such terms and conditions as may 
be approved by the Governor in Council ............. 200,000 00 
44 Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Act .................. 991,120 00 
45 To provide for Administrative Expenses, Agricultural 
Prices Support Act, 1944 ........................... 60,000 00 
Resolutions to be reported. 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



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No. 78 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 14TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House 
was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 307 (Letter F-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Trust Companies Act". 
Bill No. 308 (Letter J-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the 
Loan Companies Act". 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce, 
pesented the Fourth Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee recommends that it be empowered to print from day to 
day 500 copies in English and 200 copies in French of its Minutes of Pro- 
ceedings and Evidence. 
By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Cleaver, the said Report was 
concurred in. 

Mr. Gregg, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the House,--- 
Annual Statement for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950, as required by 
section 18 of the Veterans' Insurance Act, Statutes of Canada 1944, Chapter 49. 
(English and French). 
And also,--Annual Statement for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950, 
as required by section 19(2) of the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act. (English 
and French). 



514 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of May 22, 1950, for a copy of 
all letters, telegrams, and other documents in connection with the payment, 
under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, to Ronald Reynoldson of Section 36, 
Township 21, Range 26, West of the second meridian, district of Chamberlain, 
Saskatchewan. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 23, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. How 
many appointments to the Civil Service (a) permanent; (b) temporary, were 
made by the Civil Service Commission month by month from the first of 
January 1949, to the first of February 1950, both inclusive? 
2. How many appointments were made to the Civil Service (a) other than 
by the Civil Service Commission or (b) after certificate granted by the said 
Commission? 

The following Bills, from the Senate, were severally read the first time, 
on division, and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, 
viz:-- 
Bill No. 304 (Letter G-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of David Allan Ferguson".--Mr. Winkler. 
Bill No. 305 (Letter H-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Louise Fuller Brais".--Mr. Wikler. 
Bill No. 306 (Letter 1-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leola Davidson Hunter."--Mr. Wikler. 

The following Questions on the Order Paper were passed by the House as 
Orders for Return, under subsection 4 of Standing Order 44, and Orders of the 
House were issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Noseworthy:--l. How many employees has the Department of 
Transport at Gander, Newfoundland? 
2. What kind of work do they perform? 
3. How many hours a week do they work? 
4. What is the hourly rate of wages in the several work categories? 
By Mr. Gagnon:--l. Does the file relating to Commander de Bernonville 
contain any evidence or information supplied by Jean Bradley, of Montreal? 
2. Is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or the Department of Immigra- 
tion, or any other agency of the Federal Government, in possession of any 
information on the said Jean Bradley? 
3. If so, when was he admitted into Canada? 
4. Is Jean Bradley his real name? 
5. What is his nationality by birth? 
6. Was he a member of the red brigades during the Spanish civil war? 

Mr. Pearson moved,--Resolved, That it is expedient that the Houses of 
Parliament do approve the ratification, without reservation, of the Niagara 
Diversion Treaty between Canada and the United States of America, signed 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 14TH JUNE 515 

at Washington on February 27, 1950, and do approve an agreement between 
Canada and Ontario with respect to the said Niagara Diversion Treaty, signed 
at Toronto on March 27, 1950, and that this House do approve same. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Abbott, moved,--That the House do go into 
Committee of the Whole, at the next sitting of the House, to consider the fol- 
lowing proposed Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to bring in a measure to authorize the Canadian 
National Railway Company to issue securities not exceeding $24,582,489 in 
principal amount to provide the moneys necessary to meet capital expenditures 
made or capital indebtedness incurred during the calendar year 1950; to 
authorize the Governor in Council to guarantee the principal and interest of 
securities issued by the Company for the purpose aforesaid: to authorize the 
making of temporary loans to the said Company secured by such securities 
and not exceeding $24,582,489 in principal amount to enable the said Company 
to meet such expenditures and indebtedness: with authority to give financial 
aid and assistance to other companies of the said National System and to 
authorize the Minister of Finance to place at the disposal of The National 
Company or The Trans-Canada Air Lines, such amounts as may be necessary 
to enable them to pay operating and income charges if at any time before the 
first day of July, 1951, the available revenues of The National Railway System 
or The Trans-Canada Air Lines and subsidiaries, respectively, are not sufficient 
to pay such charges: Provided that all such amounts shall be reimbursed to the 
Minister from the recipients' annual revenues in so far as such revenues are 
sufficient, any insufficiency to be provided for by subsequent deficit appropria- 
tion by Parliament. 

Whereupon, Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, 
informed the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been 
informed of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends 
it to the House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed lesolution. 

By unanimous consent, the House reverted to "Motions" under "Routine 
Proceedings". 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, then laid before 
the House,--Summary of Orders in Council passed during the period May 1 
to May 31, 1950, inclusive. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 135, An Act to amend The Department of Transport Stores Act. 
Bill No. 221, An Act to provide for the Payment and Distribution of Prize 
Money. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 14TH JUNE 517 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the Com- 
mittee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Abbott, the following Bills, from 
the Senate, were read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the 
next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 307 (Letter F-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Trust Companies Act".--Mr. Abbott. 
Bill No. 308 (Letter J-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The 
Loan Companies Act".--Mr. Abbott. 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 6, until tomorrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 15TH JUNE 521 

Province of Saskatchewan 
Mackenzie 
Meadow Lake 
Melfort 
Prince Albert 
Yukon and Northwest Territories 
Yukon-Mackenzie River 

Province of Alberta 
Athabaska 
Peace River 
Jasper-Edson 
Province of British Columbia 
Cariboo 
Skeena 

3. That paragraph (c) of subsection one of section fifty-five of the said 
Act be repealed and that the following be substituted therefor: 
(c) in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward 
Island, British Columbia, Alberta, or Newfoundland, to a judge of the 
Supreme Court of the province. 
4. That paragraph (f) of subsection 2 of section 14 of the Dominion 
Elections Act, 1938, be amended to read as follows: 
(f) every Indian, as defined in The Indian Act, ordinarily resident on a 
reserve, unless, 
(i) he served in the naval, army or air forces of Canada in World 
War I or World War II, or 
(ii) he executed a waiver of tax exemption under The Indian Act, 
on or prior to the date of the issue of the Writ ordering an election 
in any electoral district, from or in respect of personal property, 
in a form prescribed by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigra- 
tion; 
Further, that subsection (4) of section 14 of The Dominion Elections Act, 
1938, be amended to read as follows: 
(4) Notwithstanding anything in this Act, a woman who is the wife of 
an Indian who served in the naval, army or air forces of Canada in 
World War I or World War II, is entitled to have her name included 
in the list of electors prepared for the polling division in which she 
ordinarily resides and is entitled to vote in such polling division, if 
such a woman is otherwise qualified as an elector. 
5. That paragraph (e) of subsection two of section fourteen of The Domin- 
ion Elections Act, 1938, chapter forty-six, Statutes of 1938, be repealed. 

Mr. Cleaver, from the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce,. 
presented the Fifth Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, 12th June, 1950, your 
Committee has considered the following Bills and has agreed to report same 
without amendment: 
Bill No. 268 (Letter W-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932". 
Bill No. 269 (Letter X-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend The. 
Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932". 

A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings and of the Evidence relating to the 
said Bills is tabled herewith. 

(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 7) 



522 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to consider a certain 
proposed Resolution respecting financial arrangement of the Canadian National 
Railway Company for the calendar year 1950. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to bring in a measure to authorize the 
Canadian National Railway Company to issue securities not exceeding 
$24,582,489 in principal amount to provide the moneys necessary to meet 
capital expenditures made or capital indebtedness incurred during the calendar 
year 1950: to authorize the Governor in Council to guarantee the principal and 
interest of securities issued by the Company for the purpose aforesaid; to 
authorize the making of temporary loans to the said Company secured by such 
securities and not exceeding $24,582,489 in principal amount to enable the said 
Company to meet such expenditures and indebtedness: with authority to give 
financial aid and assistance to other companies of the said National System and 
to authorize the Minister of Finance to place at the disposal of The National 
Company or The Trans-Canada Air Lines, such amounts as may be necessary to 
enable them to pay operating and income charges if at any time before the first 
day of July, 1951, the available revenues of The National Railway System or 
The Trans-Canada Air Lines and subsidiaries, respectively, are not sufficient 
to pay such charges: Provided that all such amounts shall be reimbursed to the 
Minister from the recipients' annual revenues in so far as such revenues are 
sufficient, any insufficiency to be provided for by subsequent deficit appropria- 
tion by Parliament. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), for Mr. Abbott, then, by leave of the House, pre- 
sented a Bill, No. 310, An Act to authorize the Provision of Moneys to meet 
certain capital expenditures made and capital indebtedness incurred by the 
Canadian National Railways System during the calendar year 1950, and to 
authorize the guarantee by His Majesty of certain securities to be issued by the 
Canadian National Railway Company, which was read the first time, and 
ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce), for Mr. Bradley, by leave of the House, intro- 
duced a Bill, No. 311, An Act to amend The Dominion Elections Act, 1938, 
which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading at the next 
sitting of the House. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 15TH JUNE 523 
The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :-- 

CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION 
48 Departmental Administration .................. $ 
CITIZENSHIP 
49 Citizenship Registration Branch ................ 
50 Citizenship Branch .......................... 
IIVIIVIIGRATION BRANCH 
51 Administration of the Immigration Act ......... 
52 Field and Inspectional Service, Canada ....... 
53 Field and Inspectional Service, Abroad ....... 
Resolutions to he reported. 

90,620 00 

193,035 00 
233,585 00 

750,425 00 
3,732,561 00 
881,792 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE 525 

No. 80 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMON8 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE, 1950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 180, An Act to amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946. 
Bill No. 252, An Act to amend The Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed the 
following Bill, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 312 (Letter X-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Association of Kinsmen Clubs". 

Mr. Picard, from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented 
the Second Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee being of the opinion that the study of Public Accounts 
can best be pursued by a related consideration of the estimates from which 
they derive, felt that its work might be facilitated in coming years if it first 
studied the question of estimates with a view to making certain recommenda- 
tions that would result in a more thorough study of accounts. It considered 
that by giving considerable attention to the form of estimates as the source 
of authority for expenditures over which your Committee has a power of 
review, it would thereby help to satisfy a demand generally expressed in the 
House that better facilities be afforded to Members to scrutinize the expendi- 
tures of public moneys. 
Your Committee first asked the Auditor-General, Mr. Watson Sellar, 
to answer any questions on the report submitted by him to Parliament for 



526 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

the year ending March 31, 1949. Prior to consideration of this report, Mr. 
Sellar was asked to submit any memorandum he might wish to bring to the 
attention of the Committee. He did so at our second meeting on April 27th. 
The principal memorandum of Mr. Sellar dealt with the Estimates and 
was followed by a further memorandum containing, as an illustration of the 
reforms he suggested, his views as to the presentation of the estimates of the 
Department of Agriculture. 
Four meetings of your Committee were devoted to the examination of 
Mr. Sellar on estimates and their relation to public accounts. 
As the ultimate study of all departmental estimates, before consideration 
by Treasury Board, is entrusted to certain officials of the Department of 
Finance, under the direction of Mr. R. B. Bryce, Assistant Deputy Minister of 
Finance and Acting Secretary of Treasury Board, your Committee considered 
that this official was the logical person to give them information on which to 
base an opinion and therefore Mr. Bryce was examined during the course of 
six meetings. The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dr. J. G. Taggart, attended 
two other meetings together with Mr. Bryce, to answer questions as to his 
department's views on Mr. Sellar's suggestions concerning the estimates of 
Agriculture. Mr. B. G. McIntyre, Comptroller of the Treasury, during the 
course of a meeting was questioned as to his views concerning Mr. Sellar's 
memoranda and also gave information to the Committee as to the presentation 
of estimates prior to the change of procedure effected in 1938, supplementing 
the information previously given by Mr. Bryce. 
Your Committee, therefore, devoted fourteen meetings to the study of the 
ways in which its work of reviewing public accounts, and the work of the 
House in reviewing estimates, might best be improved by changes in the form 
of estimates, and in their presentation to the House, as suggested by the 
Auditor General. 
On this first and important part of its work your Committee wishes to 
report as follows: 
FORM OF ESTIMATES 
Your Committee recognizes that the responsibility of the Executive in 
regard to public moneys extends from the submission to Parliament of the 
statement of the financial needs of the administration to the expenditure of 
such sums as have been voted. However, the Committee considers that the 
form or arrangement of estimates may well be the subject of its comments and 
suggestions since they have an important bearing on parliamentary control 
over expenditures which it is one of the functions of the Committee to safe- 
guard. After careful consideration of the evidence received it is of the opinion 
that its duties in regard to the examination of Public Accounts might be better 
performed if certain changes were effected as hereinafter suggested. 

NUMBER OF ITEMS 
Your Committee does not concur in the suggestion of the Auditor General 
that the number of items in the estimates be substantially reduced. 
It considers that, in certain cases, the lumping under one heading of small 
items of a similar nature might expedite the consideration of estimates; but a 
substantially smaller number of items would necessarily mean votes of con- 
siderably larger size, giving thereby more lee.way to the reallocation of amounts 
within an item without parliamentary control. 
Your Committee is of the opinion that the changes introduced in 1938 
were commendable inasmuch as they have increased the amount of informa- 
tion given to Parliament. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE 527 

It suggests however that a constant review of the subject be carried on 
by departmental heads and officials of the Treasury Board with a view to 
bringing into practice any changes that may better facilitate the consideration 
of estimates by Members and increase the control of Parliament over expendi- 
tures. 
WORDING OF ESTIMATES 
Your Committee is of the opinion that departmental heads should further 
consult with the permanent officials of Treasury Board to effect a general 
review of the wording of estimates in order to bring about a more precise and 
informative description of votes, to clarify the meaning of items that will be 
part of the Appropriation Bill and to give a better idea to Parliament of the 
object of each item, thereby more effectively relating items of estimates to 
those of Public Accounts. Your Committee recommends also the adoption, 
as far as possible, of similar terms for votes of a similar nature throughout the 
estimates. 
DETAILS OF ESTIMATES 
Your Committee is of the opinion that next in importance to the clarity of 
the wording of items that are included in the Appropriation Bill stands the 
advisability of supplying Parliament with sufficient details to enable it to 
better grasp the aim, object and urgency of the item. It, therefore, suggests 
that the wording and form of details to be supplied be scrutinized by depart- 
mental heads always with a view to increasing rather than decreasing the 
amount of information at present supplied to Parliament. 
Your Committee suggests that its consideration of Public Accounts would 
be facilitated by a closer relation in the wording of Estimates and Accounts; 
it also suggests that details should be supplied on a similar basis for all 
departments. 
Your Committee is of the opinion that the information conveyed to the 
House in the estimates should include all available information on expenditures 
and estimated expenditures in the previous fiscal year. 

SUMMARY OF ESTIMATES 
The inclusion at the beginning of the book of estimates, after the summary 
of expenditures by departments, as supplied at present, of a summary of esti- 
mates by functional classification or by main objects of expenditures has been 
considered by your Committee to which has been supplied as an example a 
tentative grouping under thirty headings. 
As in the case for the summary supplied at present, this second summary 
would not constitute something that the House would vote on, but your Com- 
mittee is of the opinion that such a summary would give valuable information 
to the House and suggests that the Government should explore the practica- 
bility of supplying the House with such a summary by functional classification. 

I:EVENUE PRODUCING SERVICES 
Your Committee agrees with the view expressed by the Auditor General 
that "Parliament might be in a better position to evaluate the necessity of 
various estimate items were service income directly associated with expendi- 
tures resulting from performing the services". It does not consider, however, 
that the appropriation, in the case of revenue producing services, should be 
for the deficiency between cost and income and agrees with the Treasury 
officials that the difficulty in forecasting revenues for such services, from year 
to year, might result in a less satisfactory picture being given to Parliament of 



528 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

the net appropriation needed by a department. Your Committee feels that 
Parliament can secure a more effective control by voting the gross amount 
needed by these services; but it is of the opinion that when any given service 
is revenue producing the revenue figures for the past year might be supplied 
in the estimate book so that Parliament may have an opportunity to see the 
net cost of that service for the preceding year. 

VOTE TEXTS THAT LEGISLATE 
Your Committee is if the opinion that, while it is impossible to do away 
entirely with the practice of legislating by means of items in the Appropria- 
ton Act, such a procedure should be resorted to as rarely as possible and only 
to meet a temporary emergency. 
In order to do away with such practice, if hitherto carried on over a 
number of years for a particular purpose, your Committee recommends that 
appropriate legislation be enacted. 
Your Committee has also taken note of item 67 of the Estimates of 1950-51 
which reads as follows: 
67 To authorize the use during the fiscal year 1950-51 in 
payment for the acquisition, improvement or furnish- 
ing of properties for Canadian Government offices 
and residences in foreign countries of inconvertible 
foreign currencies from deposits of such currencies 
which may be used only for governmental or other 
limited purposes in these countries and which have 
been received by the Government of Canada from 
other governments in settlement of claims arising 
out of military operations or war expenditures .... $ 1 00 
Your Committee has heard evidence on this subject from the Secretary 
of Treasury Board and the Comptroller of the Treasury, and has been acquain- 
ted with the memorandum submitted to the Committee on External Affairs by 
the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Your Committee is satisfied that 
in the particular circumstances involved the Department was justified in 
adopting the method it did to acquaint Parliament with its projects for utilizing 
in the best possible way funds frozen abroad in foreign currencies; inasmuch 
as the exact amounts involved were not known and were regulated by the 
possibility of collecting them. Your Committee is of the opinion that such a 
method should be resorted to as rarely as possible but it feels that this ques- 
tion of undeterminate frozen assets constituted an abnormal situation and that 
through Item 67 Parliament's approval was sought and an opportunity given 
so that the appropriate explanations could be given by the head of the depart- 
ment involved; and that such a procedure was an advisable expedient sug- 
gested by Justice and Treasury officials in these special circumstances. 

CO1VI_lkITTEE ON ESTIMATES 

The sums needed to carry on the administration are made known by the 
Government to the House in the estimates and under the present system oppor- 
tunities to examine them are afforded Members in the Committee of Supply. 
whether this method of scrutinizing the supply requested by the Government 
;s sufficiently effective has been the concern of Parliamentarians over a number 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE 529 

of years and it has been the subject of consideration by the Committee on 
Public Accounts in 1944 and in 1947. As was to be expected, considerable 
differences of opinion have prevailed up to this moment on the matter. 
In 1944, the Committee concluded that it did "not think it would be 
advisable to change the present system", while in 1947 the Committee was 
"of the opinion that the Government should explore the desirability of estab- 
lishing a Standing Committee on Estimates". 
Your Committee has again this year considered ways to make effective 
as well as practical the scrutiny of estimates by the House. Although witnesses 
appearing before your Committee have refrained from recommending the 
establishment of a Committee on Estimates and have even pointed to some 
of the dangers of doing so, this question has been the object of much attention 
on the part of your Committee. 
The practice followed in this regard at Westminster has been to deal with 
estimates at the same time in the Committee of Supply and in the Committee 
on Estimates, the latter mainly considering the estimates with a view to sug- 
gesting changes or improvements for the next year, and reporting to the House 
on certain items, often-times after these items have been already approved 
by the House. This method would not, in the opinion of your Committee sub- 
stantially improve the system we follow at present. Your Committee further 
considers that it is of vital importance to our system of responsible government 
not to take any steps that might contribute to decrease the sense of ministerial 
responsibility and increase the already too large influence and power of 
bureaucracy, which might well be the result of generalizing the practice of 
going down to the civil service for information we have a right to expect from 
the member of the Cabinet responsible for the administration of a depart- 
ment, or from his Parliamentary Assistant. Your Committee is of the opinion 
that the ministerial head of a department is the only person accountable for 
the policies implied in the items of estimates. Whether this person or his 
Parliamentary Assistant should be accountable to a Committee on Estimates 
before they are made to appear before the Committee of Supply is debatable 
but your Committee does not consider that this procedure would materially 
improve the existing situation. The object to be aimed at is a thorough and 
practical examination by the House of the policies underlying the estimates 
of expenditures and as to these policies and the sums necessary to carry them 
out, your Committee is of the opinion that the proper person to give informa- 
tion is the Minister in charge of the Department or his Parliamentary Assistant. 
Your Committee is of the opinion that in order that adequate consideration 
be given to Supply it would be highly desirable for the Estimates to be studied 
by the House at a much earlier date in the Session than has heretofore been 
done. The tabling of the estimates at the very outset of the session as was 
done this year is a commendable step in the right direction. Your Committee 
considers that the possibility of calling the estimates as soon as possible after 
they are tabled in the first days of a session might be further explored by the 
Government and that consultation might be held with leaders of opposition 
parties with a view to reaching an agreement on methods that might expedite 
the study of estimates. Your Committee suggests that consideration be given 
to setting aside certain days in each week, immediately after the Address is 
voted, for the study of estimates by the Committee of Supply. 
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE 
The normal way for Parliament to investigate whether the Executive has 
wisely spent the sums voted in the Estimates is through the Public Accounts 
Committee. This Committee can provide a check on the expenditures of public 
moneys if it is made operative each year and avails itself of the authority 
rnfc] fn f hv fh r1 nf fh I-louse. 



530 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Your Committee is of the opinion that the examination of past expenditure 
is one of the best means of informing the House of Commons how to scrutinize 
and criticise expenditures proposed in the estimates. 
Expenditures are checked by the Comptroller of the Treasury before pay- 
ments are effected; they are checked by the Auditor General after the moneys 
are disbursed. Your Committee provides the control by the House over the 
expenditures reported to it by these two officials and deals with actual 
ascertained expenditure. 
Your Committee possesses no direct power except that of investigation by 
calling for documents and witnesses, and that of reporting to the House. 
However it can have a beneficial effect on the control of public expenditure 
through the publicity which it is able to give to the questions it investigates 
by the publication of the evidence supplied to it. It is of the opinion that it 
can render valuable service if it is assembled each year. 
Your Committee is therefore of the opinion that, at the start of each 
session, as soon as the Standing Committees have been selected according to 
Standing Order 63, the Report of the Auditor General and the Public Accounts 
of Canada should be expeditiously referred to the Public Accounts Committee. 
Your Committee wishes to express its appreciation for the help and co- 
operation given to it on this part of its work by Messrs. Watson Sellar, C.M.G., 
Auditor General, R. B. Bryce, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance, and B. G. 
McIntyre, Comptroller of the Treasury, and Dr. J. G. Taggart, C.B.E., Deputy 
Minister of Agriculture. 
A copy of the minutes of proceedings and evidence up to and including 
May 25th is appended hereto. 

(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 8) 

Mr. Fournier (Hull), a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,- 
Return to an Order of the House of June 7, 1950, for a copy of the specifications 
used in connection with the work performed on the wharf at Paspebiac, county 
of Bonaventure, Quebec, during the fall of 1949. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 17, 1950, for a copy of all correspondence, 
telegrams, and other documents exchanged between Mr. A. Ahenakew, of 
Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan, and the government, since January 1, 1948. 

Mr. Garson, by leave of the House, introduced a Bill, No. 313, An Act to 
amend the Statute Law, which was read the first time; 
By leave of the House, the said ]ill was read the second time, considered 
in Committee of the Whole, and progress having been made and reported, the 
Committee obtained leave to consider it again at the next sitting of the House. 

Mr. Garson moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed 
Resolution:- 
That it is expedient to present a measure to amend The Judges Act, 1946, 
by making provision for the salary of one additional judge of the Supreme 
Court of British Columbia; the salary of one additional County and District 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE 531 

Court judge for the Province of Ontario; the salaries of District Court Judges 
of the Province of Newfoundland, and for increased travelling allowances to 
judges of a superior or county court or District Judges in Admiralty of the 
Exchequer Court attending at any place other than that at which or in the 
immediate vicinity of which they are by law obliged to reside. 
Whereupon, Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed 
of the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the 
House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 310, An Act to 
authorize the provision of moneys to meet certain capital expenditures made 
and capital indebtedness incurred by the Canadian National Railways System 
during the calendar year 1950, and to authorize the guarantee by His Majesty 
of certain securities to be issued by the Canadian National Railway Company, 
was allowed to stand. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, and progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again 
later this day. 

By unanimous consent, the House reverted to "Motions" under "Routine 
Proceedings". 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, then laid before 
the House,--Copy of Preliminary Report, dated May 27, 1950, of the Federal- 
Provincial Con]mission appointed to inquire into the nature and extent of the 
damage caused by recent fires at Rimouski, and Cabano, Quebec, and corre- 
spondence relative thereto. (English and French). 
He also laid before the House,--Copy of correspondence between the Prime 
Minister of Canada and the Premier of the Province of Alberta with respect 
to the Freight Rate increase authorized by the Board of Transport Commis- 
sioners on May 25, 1950. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) : 
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION 
INDIAN AFFAIRS BRANCH 
54 Branch Administration ...................... $ 242,050 00 
55 Indian Agencies ............................ 2,657,990 00 



532 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Reserves and Trusts-- 
56 Administration .......................... 
Welfare-- 
57 Welfare of Indians ........................ 
58 Grants to Agricultural Exhibitions and Indian Fairs .. 
Education-- 
59 Indian Education ................... 
60 Grants to Residential Schools ................ 
61 Grant to provide additional services to Indians of British 
Columbia .... " ........................ 
62 Fur Conservation .......................... 

98,565 00 

3,772,419 00 
7,325 00 

4,966,989 00 
2,488,130 00 

100,000 O0 
339,680 O0 

PUBLIC WORKS 
288 Departmental Administration .................. 

350,605 00 

ARCHITECTURAL BRANCH 
289 Branch Administration ...................... 437,290 00 
290 Ottawa--Maintenance and Operation of Dominion Public 
Buildings and Grounds, including rents, repairs, 
furniture, heating, etc., and to authorize commit- 
ments against future years in the amount of $500,000 8,617,000 00 
291 Maintenance and Operation of Dominion Public Buildings 
and Grounds, other than at Ottawa, including rents, 
repairs, furniture, heating, etc., and to authorize 
commitments against future years in the amount of 
$500,000 .............................. 12,686,315 00 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock, p.m. 

8 P.M. 

(The Order 5or Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The following Bills were severally read the second time, on division, and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills (together 
with the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate 
on Divorce, on the petitions on which the said Bills were founded), viz:-- 
Bill {o. 304 (Letter G-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of David Allan Ferguson". 
Bill No. 305 (Letter H-10 of the Senate}, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Louise Fuller Brais". 
Bill No. 306 (Letter 1-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leola Davidson Hunter". 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE 533 

(Public Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to 
amend The Pipe Lines Act; 
Mr. Sinnott, seconded by Mr. Anderson, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read a second time. 

After Debate thereon; 
Mr. Sinnott asked leave of the House to withdraw the said motion and that 
the Order for second reading be discharged and the Bill withdrawn. 

And unanimous consent having been refused; 

And Debate continuing on the main motion: 
Mr. Howe, seconded by Mr: McIlraith, moved, in amendment thereto: 
That the word "now" be left out, and the words "this day six months hence" 
be added at the end of the question. 

And the Debate still continuing; 

The hour devoted to Private and Public Bills having expired. 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 

(.In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :- 
PUBLIC WORKS 
ARCHITECTURAL BRANCH 
Construction, Repairs and Improvements of Public Buildings 
Construction, acquisition, repairs and improvements of, 
and plans and sites for, public buildings listed in the 
details of the Estimates, provided that Treasury Board 
may increase or decrease the amount within the vote 
to be expended on individual listed projects-- 
Newfoundland .......................... $ 455,000 00 
Nova Scotia ............................ 1,350,000 00 
Prince Edward Island .................... 900,000 00 
New Brunswick .......................... 2,200,000 00 
Quebec ................................ 8,500,000 00 
Ontario .............................. 10,000,000 00 

292 
293 
294 
295 
296 
297 
298 
299 
300 
301 
302 
303 

Manitoba .............................. 
Saskatchewan .......................... 
Alberta .............................. 
British Columbia ........................ 
Yukon and Northwest Territories ............ 
Generally ............................ 

1,400,000 00 
1,700,000 00 
2,600,000 00 
3,150,000 00 
150,000 00 
2,000,000 00 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 16TH JUNE 535 

Treasury Board may increase or decrease the amount 
within the vote to be expended on individual listed 
projectsu 
333 Newfoundland .......................... 
334 Nova Scotia ............................ 
335 Prince Edward Island ...................... 
336 New Brunswick .......................... 
337 Quebec ................................ 
338 Ontario .............................. 
339 Manitoba .............................. 
340 Saskatchewan, Alberta and Northwest Territories .. 
341 British Columbia and Yukon ................ 
Harbours and Rivers Generally--For maintenance of 
services, no new works to be undertaken, and to 
authorize commitments against future years in the 
total amount of $610,000, as follows: 
342 Newfoundland (Commitment authority $100,000) .. 
343 Nova Scotia (Commitment authority $100,000) . : .. 
344 Prince Edward Island (Commitment authority $35,000) 
345 New Brunswick (Commitment authority $65,000) .. 
346 Quebec (Commitment authority $125,000) ........ 
347 Ontario (Commitment authority $75,000) ...... 
348 Manitoba (Commitment authority $25,000) ........ 
349 Saskatchewan, Alberta and Northwest Territories 
(Commitment authority $10,000) .......... 
350 British Columbia and Yukon (Commitment authority 
$75,000) ............................ 
Generally 
351 Fraser River--50 per cent of cost of investigations to 
be carried out by the Dominion Provincial Board 
Fraser River Basin (Revote $45,000) ............ 
352 Protection Works Generally--To provide for remedial 
works where damages are caused by, or endanger, 
navigation or Federal Government structures ...... 

GENERAL 
353 National Gallery of Canada .................... 
354 Miscellaneous works not otherwise provided for, not more 
than $7,000 to be expended upon any one vork .... 
355 National Capital Planning Service ................ 
356 To supplement, on approval of Treasury Board except 
where less than $500 is required, any of the appropria- 
tions of the Department of Public Works .......... 
357 To provide for balances required to complete any pro- 
jects undertaken in previous fiscal years and for which 
no specific provision is made in the fiscal year 1950-51 
Resolutions to be reported. 

1,100,000 00 
3,500,000 00 
1,300,000 00 
3,250,000 00 
7,000,000 00 
5,000,000 00 
398,000 00 
228,500 00 
4,200,000 00 

400,000 00 
600,000 00 
135,000 00 
200,000 00 
600,000 00 
350,000 00 
60,000 00 

25,000 00 

425,000 00 

72,500 00 

750,000 00 

260,770 00 
300,000 00 
117,910 00 

300,000 00 

150,000 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 



536 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until Monday, next, at eleven o'clock, a.m., pursuant 
to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 19TH JUNE 537 

No. 81 
JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 19TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of June 12, 1950, for a copy of the record of the 
conviction and evidence taken at the trial of Mrs. Bessie Ellis-Reid of Ottawa 
on two charges laid under the provisions of the Wartime Leasehold Regulations 
and prosecuted by the Enforcement Branch of the Wartime Prices and Trade 
Board under complaint dated 29th of March, 1950. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of March 1, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. How 
many refugees and immigrants have entered Canada from September 1, 1945 to 
December 31, 1949? 
2. What was the cost to the government of recruiting, transporting and 
establishment of such refugees and immigrants to their place of destination? 
Also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 10, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What duty, if any, is imposed on edible fats coming into Canada 
for use in the manufacture of Margarine? 
2. What quantity of edible fats used in the manufacture of Margarine has 
been imported into Canada, during the last twelve months? 
3. Under what brand name are these edible fats used in the manufacture 
of Margarine known by? 
4. From what countries are edible fats used in the manufacture of Mar- 
garine in Canada, imported? 
5. From what source are edible fats used in the manufacture of Margarine 
derived? 



A.D. 1950 MONDAY, 19TH JUNE 539 

On motion of Mr. St. Laurent, it was resolved,--That on Wednesday, 
June 21, 1950, and every Wednesday thereafter until the end of the present 
session, the sittings shall in every respect be under the same rules as are now 
provided for other days. 

The Bill No. 310, An Act to authorize the provision of moneys to meet 
certain capital expenditures made and capital indebtedness incurred by the 
Canadian National Railways System during the calendar year 1950, and to 
authorize the guarantee by His Majesty of certain securities to be issued by 
the Canadian National Railway Company, was read the second time, con- 
sidered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment: 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 269, {Letter X-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932", was considered 
in Committee of the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time 
and passed. 

The Bill No. 268 (Letter W-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932", was considered in Committee of 
the Whole, reported without amendment, read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 303, (Letter Y-8 
of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 1934"; 
Mr. Chevrier moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 
The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, and referred to the 
Standing Committee on Raihvays, Canals and Telegraph Les. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 311, An Act to 
amend The Dominion Elections Act, 1938: " 
Mr. Bradley moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Com- 
mittee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce) moved.--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the 
Chair. 
And the question being put on the said motion: it was agreed to. 



540 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply} :- 
LABOUR 
A--DEPARTMENT 
General Administration 

150 Departmental Administration .................. $ 
Resolution to be reported. 

540,260 O0 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.I). 1950 TUESDAY, 20:H JUNE 541 

No. 82 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, TUESDAY, 20TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of Order in Council passed under the provisions of the Public 
Service Re-arrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, Chapter 165, R.S.C. 1927, 
as follows:- 
Order in Council P.C. 2940, approved June 16, 1950: transferring to the 
Minister of Resources and Development the powers, duties and functions con- 
ferred and imposed upon the Minister of Mines and Resources by The Northwest 
Territories Power Commission Act. 

Mr. McCubbin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, 
laid before the House,--Fifteenth Annual Report on Activities under the 
Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950. 

Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, presented,--Return to an Order of the House of May 31, 1950, 
for a Return showing:--l. Were two recommendations concerning public 
works projects received and considered by the Department of Resources and 
Development? 
2. If so, from what precise committee was each of these recommendations 
received? 
3. What was the result of the consideration given to each of these recom- 
mendations? 

On motion of Mr. Weir it was ordered,--That the name of Mr. Hatfield be 
substituted for that of Mr. Smith (Calgary West) ; and 
That the name of Mr. McLure be substituted for that of Mr. Harkness, on 
the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines. 
..0 4 R-.. 



542 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
And the question being put on the said motion; it was agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted (less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) : 
LABOUR 
A--DEPARTMENT 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 
151 To provide for expenses of the Economics and Research 
Branch-- ( Formerly under Departmental Administra- 
tion) ................................ $ 379,455 00 
152 Annuities Act .............................. 802,660 00 
153 Fair wages, Conciliation, Industrial Relations, Industrial 
Disputes Investigations, including the administration 
of legislation relating thereto, and for activities re 
promotion of co-operation in industry between Labour 
and Management ........................ 330,255 00 
154 Canada Labour Relations Board .................. 11,500 00 
155 International Labour Conferences ................ 63,745 00 
156 Labour Gazette and other publications authorized by 
Labour Department Act .................... 116,763 00 
157 To provide for the effective organization and use of agri- 
cultural manpower, including recruiting, transporting 
and placing workers on farms and related industries 
and assistance to the Provinces pursuant to agreements 
that may be entered into by the Minister of Labour 
with the Provinces and approved by the Governor in 
Council ................................ 320,000 00 

VOCATIONAL TRAINING CO-ORDINATION ACT, 1942 
158 Administration .............................. 
Expenditures for vocational training under the Vocational 
Training Co-ordination Act, 1942, and agreements 
between the Dominion and Provinces approved by the 
Governor in Council, including vocational school 
assistance, projects for training of persons to fit them 
for gainful employment, youth training, apprentice- 
ship training, vocational training at secondary school 
level, foremanship and supervisory training and for 
training of members of His Majesty's Forces and other 
persons to fit them for skilled Armed Service occupa- 
tions and to authorize the Minister of Labour to enter 
into an agreement with any Province on terms 
approved by the Governor in Council for such expendi- 
tures, as well as to provide for undischarged commit- 
ments of previous years-- 
159 Training Payments to the Provinces .......... 

37,930 00 

3,333,000 00 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 20TH JUNE 543 

160 

Payments to the Provinces for Capital expenditures 
for vocational schools, buildings and equipment .... 

2,250,000 00 

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION 
161 Administration of the Government Employees Compensa- 
tion Act .............................. 

61,510 00 

TERMINABLE SERVICES 
162 To provide for expenses, including authority to continue 
the Regional Boards known as "Advisory Boards 
Labour Department" to act in an advisory capacity 
to the Minister of Labour for the co-ordination of the 
work of the various divisions of the Department of 
Labour and the Immigration Branch of the Depart- 
ment of Citizenship and Immigration ............ 
163 Vocational Training for discharged members of Canada's 
Armed Forces, including undischarged commitments 
of previous years ........................ 
164 To provide the necessary financial requirements to complete 
activities for the relocation, maintenance and welfare 
of persons of the Japanese race in Canada, including 
provision for undischarged commitments under agree- 
ments with the Provinces and to continue the 
appointment of necessary temporary assistance 
required for the administration thereof .......... 
165 To provide for payment to the National Film Board for 
educational films for exhibition .............. 
166 To provide for expenses that may be incurred in the 
arranging for and the movement of workers from 
outside Canada to work on farms and other essential 
industry in Canada when Canadian labour is not avail- 
able to meet the need; including costs connected with 
the supervision and welfare of persons already 
immigrated to Canada under former authorized 
labour movements and administrative expenses con- 
nected therewith .......................... 

45,915 00 

50,000 00 

52,780 00 
24,000 00 

783,340 00 

B--UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT, 1940 
167 Administration, including expenditures incurred in connec- 
tion with the activities of the National Employment 
Service as delegated by the Minister of Labour in 
accordance with Section 88 of the Act (including Tech- 
nical Personnel Division) .................... 22,043,330 00 
168 Government's contribution to the Unemployment Insurance 
Fund ................................ 23,000,000 00 
169 To provide for the transfer of labour to and from places 
where employment is available in agriculture and 
industry and expenses incidental thereto, in accord- 
ance with regulations of the Governor in Council .... 
170 To provide for the payment of unemployment assistance 
to certain residents of Newfoundland to give effect to 
the Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada, in 
accordance with regulations of the Governor in 
Council, and such assistance shall be deemed to be a 
benefit or payment within the meaning of Sections 33 
and 67 of The Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940 .. 

200,000 00 

1,500,000 00 



544 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

At six o'clock p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock p.m. 
8 P.M. 

(The Order ]or Private and Public Bills was called under Standing Order 15) 

(Private Bills) 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 312 (Letter X-7 
of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate The Association of Kinsmen 
Clubs"; 
Mr. Winkler, for Mr. Benidickson, moved,--That the said Bill be now 
read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time and referred to the 
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

(Public Bills) 

The Order being read for resuming the Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Argue for the second reading of Bill No. 11, An Act to amend The 
Dominion Elections Act, 1938 (Age of Voters}, was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the proposed 
motion of Mr. Thatcher for the second reading of Bill No. 2, An Act to amend 
The Criminal Code (Capital Punishment); 

By leave of the House, on motion of Mr. Thatcher, the said Order was 
discharged, and the Bill withdrawn. 

The House then resumed the Debate on the proposed motion of Mr. 
Knowles: That Bill No. 13, An Act to provide for the Jurisdiction of the 

After further Debate, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
Exchequer Court of Canada in Matters of Divorce, be now read the second time. 
negatived on division. 

The Order being read for resuming the Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Sinnott for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to amend The 
Pipe Lines Act, and on the proposed amendment thereto of Mr. Howe, was 
allowed to stand. 

The Order for Private and Public Bills having been disposed of; 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 133, An Act respecting National Defence. 



A.D. 1950 TUESDAY, 20TH JUNE 545 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 

(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted {less amounts voted in Interim 
Supply) :- 
NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE 
215 Departmental Administration .................. $ 859,720 00 

NATIONAL HEALTH BRANCH 
HEALTH SERVICES 
216 National Health Branch-- 
Administration ......................... 
217 Food and Drugs ............................. 
218 Proprietary or Patent Medicines ................. 
219 Opium and Narcotic Drugs ....................... 
220 Quarantine and Leprosy ....................... 
221 Laboratory of Hygiene ....................... 
222 Immigration Medical Inspection ................. 
223 Child and Maternal Health ..................... 
224 Public Health Engineering ..................... 
225 Treatment of Sick Mariners ..................... 
226 Industrial Health ............................. 
227 Civil Service Health ......................... 
228 Nutrition ................................. 
229 Venereal Disease Control ....................... 
230 Health Insurance Studies ....................... 
231 Dental Health ............................. 
232 Hospital Designs ............................. 
233 Mental Health ............................. 
234 Blindness Control ........................... 
235 Epidemiology ............................... 
236 Grants to Institutions Assisting Sailors, in the amounts 
detailed in the Estimates ..................... 

128,725 00 
704,450 00 
27,335 00 
138,295 00 
290,618 00 
559,205 00 
899,228 00 
80 030 00 
147410 00 
676 771 00 
139 915 00 
221 745 00 
132 275 00 
39620 00 
68 241 00 
42 515 00 
26 840 00 
86 420 00 
35 320 00 
35780 00 
"2,600 O0 

237 Medical Services--Indians and Eskimos ........... 11,694,839 00 
238 Civil Aviation Medicine ....................... 54,880 00 

GENERAL HEALTH GRANTS 
239 To authorize and provide for Health Grants to the Prov- 
inces upon the terms and in the amounts detailed in 
the Estimates in accordance with regulations pre- 
scribed by the Governor in Council including author- 
ity, notwithstanding Section 29 of the Consolidated 
Revenue and Audit Act, to make commitments for the 
current year not to exceed a total amount of 
$34,482,926 ............................ 25,000,000 00 

WELFARE BRANCH 
240 Welfare Branch Administration ................. 
Family Allowances-- 
241 Administration ........................... 
National Physical Fitness-- 
243 Administration ......................... 
244 Assistance to Provinces ..................... 

32,815 00 
1,960,952 00 
74,868 00 
150,288 00 



546 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

MISCELLANEOUS GRANTS 
Grant to: 
246 Canadian Welfare Council ................. 
247 Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene... 
248 Health League of Canada ................... 
249 Canadian Public Health Association ............ 
250 Canadian National Institute for the Blind ....... 
251 L'Association Canadienne Francaise des Aveugles... 
252 L'Institut Nazareth de Montreal ............... 
253 Montreal Association for the Blind ............. 
254 Canadian Tuberculosis Association ............. 
255 Victorian Order of Nurses ................. 
256 St. John Ambulance Association ............... 
257 Canadian Red Cross ....................... 
258 Canadian Paraplegic Association ............. 

Resolutions to be reported. 

12,600 O0 
I0,000 O0 
I0,000 O0 
5 000 O0 
45 000 O0 
6 000 O0 
4 O5O O0 
4 050 O0 
20.250 00 
13.100 00 
10.000 00 
10.000 00 
15.000 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to" sit again at the 
next sitting of the House. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees", under "Routine Prcoeedings". 

Mr. Cleaver, then, from the Standing Committee on Banking and Com- 
merce, presented the Sixth Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
Your Committee has considered the following Bills and has agreed to 
report them without amendment: 
Bill No. 307 (Letter F-10 of the Senate), "An Act to amend The Trust 
Companies Act". 
Bill No. 308 (Letter J-10 of the Senate), "An Ac to amend The Loan 
Companies Act". 
A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings and of the Evidence relating to the 
said Bills is tabled herewith. 
(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 9) 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., pursuant to 
Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 21ST JUNE 547 

No. 83 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, WEDNESDAY, 21ST JUNE, 1950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

PRAYERS. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 302, An Act respecting Defence Supplies and Projects. 
And also,--A Message informing this House that the Senate had passed 
the following Bills, to which the concurrence of this House was desired, viz:-- 
Bill No. 314 (Letter K-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canada-United States of America Tax Convention Act, 1943, and The 
Canada-United States of America Tax Convention Act, 1944". 
Bill No. 315 (Letter Lol0 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canadian Citizenship Act". 

Mr. Bradette, from the Standing Committee on External Affairs, pre- 
sented the Third Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:- 
On Thursday, March 30, 1950, the House passed the following Order of 
Reference, namely: 
"That votes Nos. 64 to 84 inclusive of the Main Estimates 1950-51 be 
withdrawn from the Committee of Supply and referred to the Committee on 
External Affairs, saving always, the powers of the Committee of Supply in 
relation to the voting of public moneys." 
Your Committee has given consideration to the above estimates and 
approves them. 



548 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

On motion of Mr. Fournier (Hull) it was ordered,--That Items 64 to 84 
inclusive, of the Main Estimates 1950-51, approved and reported upon this 
day by the Standing Committee on External Affairs, be referred back to the 
Committee of Supply. 

Mr. St. Laurent, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of further correspondence between the Prime Minister of Canada 
and the Premier of British Columbia with respect to the proposed Federal- 
Provincial Conference to be held during the autumn of 1950 to discuss general 
questions of common concern to the Federal and Provincial Governments. 
(English and French). 

Mr. Martin, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What pro- 
vision under the National Physical Fitness Act has been made for the training 
of volunteers, part-time, and full-time paid leaders for community fitness 
and recreation programs at the national, provincial and local levels? 
2. Have standards been developed for programs, personnel, and facilities 
under the direction of the Council, during the past five years? 
3. What matters have been investigated as provided for under section 10, 
of the Act? 
4. Are reports available concerning the findings of such investigations? 
5. What recommendations has the Council made to the Minister with 
regard to the promotion of physical fitness and what action has been taken 
on these recommendations? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of May 10, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. In what ways nd to what extent has the National Council on 
Physical Fitness carried out the duties outlined in Section 4 (1) of the National 
Physical Fitness Act? 
2. What activities are carried on by the provincial authorities who are 
responsible for the use of the grants made under the terms of the Act? 
3. What proportion of their programs is conducted for pre-school children, 
school children, out-of-school youth, adults under 60 years of age, and adults 
60 years of age and over? 
4. Have special programs and/or services been organized for industrial and 
agricultural workers? 
5. What contracts has the Council entered into since the passing of the 
Act and what personal and real property has the Council acquired as provided 
for under Section 6 of the Act? 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 3, 1950, for a Return showing:--l. What 
provinces signed the agreements with the Federal Government under the terms 
of the National Physical Fitness Act and for what periods have these agree- 
ments been made? 
2. What amounts of money have been paid to each of the provinces each 
year under the terms of the Act and what proportion of the total provincial 
expenditures on physical fitness and recreation programs do the federal grants 
make up? 
3. Has the amount of federal assistance available to each of the provinces 
been sufficient to accomplish the purposes of the Act? 
4. What regulations have been made as provided for under section 14 of 
the Act? 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 21ST JUNE 549 

Mr. Mutch, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 
presented,--Return to an Order of the House of May 29, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What is the total number of farms and small holding establish- 
ments bought under the Veterans' Land Act in Nova Scotia and comprising 
the district served by the Saint John, New Brunswick, office, since the Act 
came into force? 
2. What has been the total cost of (a) such farms and small holdings; (b) 
constructed roads, water mains, sewers, and other improvements, for each pro- 
ject in the said district? 
3. What was the total number of farms and small holdings (a) occupied by 
veterans; (b) in the process of acquisition or improvement, in the said district 
at the end of the fiscal year 1949? 
4. What has been the total amount of "write-down" of asets on all such 
properties in the said district prior to sale to veterans? 
5. What have been the legal fees and the names of those to whom paid for 
each project during each fiscal year since the Act came into force? 
6. What was the total cost for (a) salaries; (b) wages; (c) travelling 
allowances, of permanent and temporary employees in the said district during 
each fiscal year since the Act came into force? 
7. What was the total amount of instalments payable in each fiscal year? 
8. What was the total amount of said instalments unpaid at the end of the 
fiscal year 1948-49? 

Mr. Rinfret, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of May 24, 1950, for a copy of all correspondence in 
the possession of the Post Office Department with reference to the establish- 
ing of rural free mail delivery routes for the communities of Holmesville, 
Mineral, Moose Mountain and Killowe'en. in Carleton County, New Brunswick, 
and the eliminating of the post offices at Mineral, Moose Mountain and Kil- 
lowe'en, including (without restricting the generality of the foregoing) a copy 
of all correspondence, and any maps or charts referred to therein, exchanged 
between the Post Office Department or any officers thereof and Mr. D. R. Bishop. 

Mr. McCann, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2576, approved May 23, 1950: amending 
The Income Tax Regulations; and published in the Canada Gazette, (Part II, 
Statutory Orders and Regulations, Wednesday, June 14, 1950). 

The following Question on the Order Paper was passed by the House as 
an Order for Return, under sub-section, 4 of Standing Order 44, and an Order of 
the House was issued to the proper officers accordingly, viz:-- 
By Mr. Pouliot:--l. In what newspapers of the Province of Quebec, has 
the Government given notice, since January 1, 1949, of the redemption of bonds, 
debentures and other securities before maturity? 
2. What other means did the Government use for giving such notice? 
55948--36 



550 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The following Orders of the House were issued to the proper officers:- 
By Mr. Brooks for Mr. Green : --Order of the House for a copy of any and 
all valuations obtained by the Government on the Alvin Building in Van- 
couver, British Columbia. 
By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a copy of the specifica- 
tions in connection with the contract, in the amount of $15,306.50, awarded 
to Messrs. Fortunat Bernard & Arthur Bujold, in 1949, for the extension of 
the fishermen's wharf, at Bonaventure, county of Bonaventure, Quebec. 
By Mr. Courtemanche:--Order of the House for a return showing a copy 
of pay-rolls and lists of materials used in connection with the repair work 
done to the fishermen's wharf at Bonaventure, county of Bonaventure, Quebec, 
during the month of April or May, 1950. 
By Mr. Lennard:--Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence 
exchanged, during the past four years, between Mrs. Olive I. Henderson, 
172 Julian Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, and the Unemployment Insurance 
Commission and the Civil Service Commission, as well as all correspondence 
exchanged between the Civil Service Commission and the Unemployment 
Insurance Commission, during the same period, relative to Mrs. Olive I. 
Henderson. 

Mr. Winters moved,--That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, 
at the next sitting of the House, to consider the following proposed Resolution:-- 
That it is expedient to bring in a measure respecting the National Film 
Board, to define more clearly the purposes and powers of the Board; and to 
provide, inter alia, that the Board may acquire personal property, patents 
and copyrights, and enter into contracts for personal services for any purpose 
necessary for the production, distribution, projection or exhibition of films 
pursuant to this Act; to authorize the Governor in Council to appoint and 
determine the salary of a Government Film Commissioner, to be the chief 
executive officer of the Board: to provide for the appointment, promotion and 
salaries of persons to fill positions under the Board: and to provide further 
for the establishment of an account to be known as the National Film Board 
Operating Account and that expenditures made by the Board from moneys 
in the Consolidated Revenue Fund shall not at any time exceed the amount 
of receipts shown in the Account by more than seven hundred thousand dollars 
or such lesser amount as may be fixed by the Treasury Board. 
Whereupon Mr. Winters, a Member of the King's Privy Council, informed 
the House, That His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed of 
the subject-matter of the said proposed Resolution, recommends it to the House. 
Resolved, That the House do go into Committee of the Whole, at the next 
sitting of the House, to consider the said proposed Resolution. 

The Bill No. 307 (Letter F-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to 
amend The Trust Companies Act", was considered in Committee of the Whole, 
reported without amendment, read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 308 (Letter J-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Loan Companies Act", was considered in Committee of the Whole, reported 
without amendment, read the third time and passed. 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 21sw JUNE 551 
The Bill No. 313, An Act to amend the Statute Law, was again considered 
in Committee of the Whole, reported with amendments, considered as amended; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of 
the Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution to amend The Judges 
Act, 1946; 
Mr. Garson moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to 
consider the said proposed Resolution. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolution was adopted:- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to present a measure to amend The Judges 
Act, 1946, by making provision for the salary of one additional judge of the 
Supreme Court of British Columbia; the salary of one additional County and 
District Court judge for the Province of Ontario: the salaries of District Court 
Judges of the Province of Newfoundland, and for increased travelling allow- 
ances to judges of a superior or county court or District Judges in Admiralty 
of the Exchequer Court attending at any place other than that at which or in 
the immediate vicinity of which they are by law obliged to reside. 

Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Garson then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 316, An 
Act to amend The Judges Act, 1946, which was read the first time, and 
ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 267, An Act 
respecting Indians; 
Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce) moved,--That the said Bill be now read the: 
second time. 

And a Debate arising thereon: the said Debate was, on motion of Mr. 
Abbott, adjourned until later this day. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself again into Committee 
of Supply; 
Mr. Abbott moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion: it was 
agreed to. 



552 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House accordingly resolved itself again into Committee of Supply, 
and progress having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave 
to sit again later this day. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees", under "Routine Proceedings". 

Mr. Breithaupt, then, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals 
and Telegraph Lines, presented the Eighth Report of the said Committee, 
which is as follows:-- 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, June 19, your Committee 
has considered Bill No. 303 (Letter Y-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act 
to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 1934", and has agreed to report same 
with amendments. 
A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence is tabled herewith. 
(For Minutes oS Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 10) 

The House then resumed the adjour.ned Debate on the proposed motion 
of Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce): That Bill No. 267, An Act respecting Indians, 
be now read the second time. 

And the Debate continuing; 

Mr. Fulton, seconded by Mr. Fraser, moved in amendment thereto: 
That this Bill be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time 

this day six months hence. 
And the question being put on the said amendment; 
on the following division:-- 

Aylesworth, Coyle, 
Balcer, Fair, 
Beyerstein, Fleming, 
Black (Cumberland), Fraser, 
Blackmore, Fulton, 
Blair, Gillis, 
Cardiff, Harkness, 
C asselm an, Herridge, 
Catherwood, Higgins, 
Charlton, Hodgson, 
Coldwell, 

YEAS 

Messrs. 

Johnston, 
Jones, 
Enight, 
Enowles, 
Lennard, 
Low, 
Macdonnell 
(Greenwood), 
MacKenzie, 
McGregor, 

NAYS 

Messrs. 

Abbott, Benidickson, Blue, 
Anderson, Black (Chateauguay- Boisvert, 
Applewhaite, Huntingdon- Bourget, 
Ashbourne, Laprairie), Bradette, 
Bater, Blanchette, Bradley, 

it was negatived 

Mott, 
Murphy, 
Noseworthy, 
Pearkes, 
Quelch, 
Shaw, 
Smith (Calgary 
West), 
Stewart (Winnipeg 
North), 
Thomas--39. 

Brisson, 
Brown (Essex West), 
Bruneau, 
Byrne, 
Cameron, 



A.D. 1950 WEDNESDAY, 21sT JUNE 553 

Campney, Gingues, Langlois (Gasp), Prudham, 
Cannon, Gosselin, Lapointe, Richard (St. Maurice- 
Carter, Gour (Russell), Larson, Lafleche), 
Cauchon, Gourd (Chapleau), Lesage, Rinfret, 
Clark, Harris (Grey-Bruce), Little, Roberge, 
Corry, Harrison, Macdonald Robertson, 
Darroch, Hellyer, (Edmonton East), Robinson, 
Decore, Helme, Ma cDougall, Rooney, 
Dewar, Henry, Macnaughton, St. Laurent, 
Dickey, Hosking, McLean (Huron- Sinclair, 
Dion, Huffman, Perth), Smith (Queens- 
Douglas, Hunter, Maltais, Shelburne), 
Eudes, Jeffery, Maybank, Stick, 
Fettle, Kent, Mayhew, Thomson, 
Fournier (Maison- Kirk (Antigonish- Murray (Cariboo), Tremblay, 
neuve-Rosemont), Guysborough), Nixon, Ward, 
Garland, Kirk (Digby- Pearson, Weir, 
Garson, Yarmouth), Picard, Whiteside, 
Gauthier (Portneuf), Lafontaine, Pinard, Winters--90. 
Gibson, Laing, Poulin, 

And the Debate still continuing on the main motion; the said Debate was, 
on motion of Mr. Fraser, adjourned. 

By leave of the House; 
The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 315 {Letter L-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canadian Citizenship Act".--Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce). 

At eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House without question 
put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, until to-morrow at eleven o'clock, a.m., 
pursuant to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 22ND JUNE 555 

No. 84 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, THURSDAY, 22ND JUNE, 1950 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

IRAYERS. 

Mr. Picard, from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented 
the Third Report of the said Committee, which is as follows: 
Your Committee reviewed all the items of the Auditor General's report 
for the year ending March 31, 1949. 
Your Committee, during the course of eight meetings, heard evidence on 
the whole of this report from Mr. Watson Sellar, Auditor General. Evidence 
on certain portions of the report relevant to their departments was heard from 
Mr. R. B. Bryce, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. K. W. Taylor, 
Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. B. J. Roberts, National Harbours 
Board, Mr. M. W. Mackenzie, C.M.G., Deputy Minister of Trade and gom- 
merce, Major-General J. H. MacQueen, President, Canadian Arsenals Limited, 
Mr. J. M. Wardle, Chairman, Northwest Territories Power Commission, Mr. 
W. J. Bennett, President and Managing Director, Eldorado Mining and Refining 
(1944) Limited, and Mr. R. A. Gibson, Director, Development Services Branch, 
Department of Resources and Development. Your Committee wishes to express 
its appreciation to these officials for their help and co-operation. 
From the evidence received the following matters have been selected as 
the subjects of your Committee's recommendations: 
Your Committee is of the opinion that the Revenue and Audit Act should 
be amended to authorize writing off uncollectible debts that have accumulated 
up to 1940 in the government accounts. It also considers that proper regula- 
tions should be drawn for writing off yearly debts that have been considered 
uncollectible for the previous ten years. 



556 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Your Committee is of the opinion that the government should consider 
the advisability of revising the International Boundary Waters Act C. 28, 
1911, as amended by C. 5, 1914 and particularly with regard to existing limita- 
tions as to salaries and office expenses. 
Your Committee is of the opinion that the yearly report of every Crown 
Corporation should be referred for study to a select committee of the House. 
The Post Office Guarantee Fund was established in 1898 "to remove the 
necessity for commercial bonds of indemnity being contracted for by various 
individuals", and its statutory purpose is to make good losses arising from 
"the malfeasance, misfeasance, or failure to duly discharge his duties" of 
a post office employee. The practice has developed of charging the Fund with 
outlays that have nothing to do with its aims. Your Committee is of the opinion 
that indemnities and compensation paid as a result of losses occurring in the 
handling of various classes of mail, settlements for losses by burglary, losses 
arising from money order forgeries, losses arising from fraudulent savings bank 
withdrawals and the like should be treated as operating costs of the Post Office 
Department and not charged to the Guarantee Fund. 
The Department of Public Works bears the cost of office accommodation 
for all departments. Your Committee is of the opinion that departmental 
heads in co-operation with Treasury Board officials, the Comptroller of the 
Treasury and the Auditor General should examine the advisability of charging 
each department in respect of the space which it occupies. 
A copy of the minutes of proceedings and evidence of May 2rid, 3rd, 25th, 
29th, 30th, June 1st, 6th, 8th is appended hereto. 
(For Minutes oS Proceedings, Evidence, etc., accompanying said Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 11) 

Mr. Garson, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of the General Rules and Forms made under the Bankruptcy 
Act, 1949, Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 1949 (second session). 

Mr. Mcllraith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Com- 
merce, laid before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor 
General,---Fifty-eighth Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Com- 
merce for the calendar year 1949. 
He also laid before the House,Fourth Annual Report of the Canadian 
Commercial Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950. 
Also,--Sixth Annual Report of the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation 
(formerly War Assets Corporation) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950. 
And also,Fourth Annual Report of the Atomic Energy Control Board 
of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1950. 

Mr. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National 
Defence, laid before the House,--Copy of Orders and Regulations for the 
Canadian Army published in the Canada Gazette during the period June 12, 
1950 to June 19, 1950, inclusive, under the provisions of Section 141 of the 
Militia Act, Chapter 132, R.S.C. 1927, as amended. 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 22ND JUNE 557 

Mr. C6t (Verdun-La Salle), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of 
Labour, laid before the House, by command of His Excellency the Governor 
General,--Annual Report of the Department of Labour for the fiscal year ended 
March 31, 1950. 
He also presented,--Return to an Order of the House of March 29, 1950, 
for a copy of all reports in the possession of the Unemployment Insurance 
Commission, dated since September 1, 1949, having to do with unemployment 
in Canada. 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return 
to an Order of the House of June 1, 1950, for a Return showing,--How many 
civil servants or officials in the fiscal year of 1949-50 received in addition to 
salaries and travelling expenses, living allowances in excess of $5,000.00? 
Also,-Return to an Order of the House of April 24, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. How many government officials or representatives of Canada 
have travelled beyond the confines of Canada in connection with government 
business month by month since the first day of April 1949, and to date? 
2. What has been the total amount of expenditures for all travelling, 
living allowances and expenses incurred or expended by such persons since 
said date? 
And also,--Return to an Order of the House of April 27, 1950, for a Return 
showing:--l. What was the total number of employees of the Government of 
Canada, including employees of departments, boards, commissions, Crown cor- 
porations and all other agencies, as at January 1, 19497 
2. What was the total amount of salaries, wages and allowances paid to 
stich employees during the month of January, 1949? 
3. What was the total number of employees of the Government of Canada, 
including employees of departments, boards, commissions, Crown corporations 
and other agencies, as at December 31, 1949, or the latest available date? 
4. What was the total amount of salaries, wages and allowances paid to 
such employees during the month of December, 1949, or the month for which 
the answer to Question No. 3 was given? 
5. How many employees appointed by Federal Authority during 1949, or 
the closest period for which figures are available, were bilingual? 

The following Bill, from the Senate, was read the first time, and ordered for 
a second reading at the next sitting of the House, viz:-- 
Bill No. 314 (Letter K-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canada-United States of America Tax Convention Act, 1943, and The 
Canada-United States of America Tax Convention Act, 1944".--Mr. Abbott. 

The Order being read for the House to resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole to consider a certain proposed Resolution respecting the National Film 
Board; 
Mr. Winters moved,---That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 



558 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to con- 
sider the said proposed Resolution. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolution was adopted:-- 
Resolved, That it is expedient to bring in a measure respecting the National 
Film Board, to define more clearly the purposes and powers of the Board; and 
to provide, inter ala, that the Board may acquire personal property, patents and 
copyrights, and enter into contracts for personal services for any purpose neces- 
sary for the production, distribution, projection or exhibition of films pursuant 
to this Act; to authorize the Governor in Council to appoint and determine the 
salary of a Government Film Commissioner,. to be the chief executive officer of 
the Board; to provide for the appointment, promotion and salaries of persons to 
fill positions under the Board; and to provide further for the establishment of 
an account to be known as the National Film Board Operating Account and that 
expenditures made by the Board from moneys in the Consolidated Revenue 
Fund shall not at any time exceed the amount of receipts shown in the Account 
by more than seven hundred thousand dollars or such lesser amount as may be 
fixed by the Treasury Board. 
Resolution to be reported. 

The said Resolution was reported, read the second time, and concurred in. 

Mr. Winters, then, by leave of the House, presented a Bill, No. 317, An Act 
respecting the National Film Board, which was read the first time, and ordered 
for a second reading at the next sitting of the House. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 316, An Act to 
amend The Judges Act, 1946; 
Mr. Garson moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 
After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Committee 
of the Whole, reported without amendment; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed, 
on division. 

By leave, the House reverted to "Presenting Reports by Standing and 
Special Committees", under "Routine Proceedings". 

Mr. Winkler, then, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private 
Bills, presented the Sixth Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:-- 
Your Committee has considered the following Bills and has agreed to 
report them without amendment: 
Bill No. 223 (Letter L-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marilyn Ruth Cohen Novak". 
Bill No. 224 (Letter M-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Elizabeth Bernatchez Russell". 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 22ND JUNE 559 

Bill No. 225 (Letter N-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Evelyn Thompson Clift". 
Bill No. 226 (Letter 0-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maida Maria Howard Martin". 
Bill No. 227 (Letter P-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of June Hedy Leshynska Thompson". 
Bill No. 228 (Letter Q-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rosemary Smalley Carrier". 
Bill No. 229 (Letter R-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Arthur William Goodson". 
Bill No. 230 (Letter S-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Melbourne Davis Wand". 
Bill No. 231 (Letter T-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frank Lear Rogers". 
Bill No. 232 (Letter U-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of loma Leduc". 
Bill No. 233 (Letter V-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Rosaline Casavant Dufresne". 
Bill No. 234 (Letter W-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leo Berger". 
Bill No. 238 (Letter Y-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Katherine Madge Samworth Monty". 
Bill No. 239 (Letter Z-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clara Rosen Freedman". 
Bill No. 240 (Letter A-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frances Berman Mellor, otherwise known as Sharie Sinclaire". 
Bill No. 241 (Letter B-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rodolphe Durand". 
Bill No. 242 (Letter C-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leck Karaszi". 
Bill No. 243 (Letter D-8 of the Senate), intitu!ed: "An Act for the relief 
of Sadie Chernin Petruska, otherwise known as Sadie Chernin Prince". 
Bill No. 244 (Letter E-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Audrey Phyllis Angela Blom Rochfort". 
Bill No. 245 (Letter F-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Patricia Ruth Segall Wener". 
Bill No. 246 (Letter G-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sophie Piatkowski Demyk". 
Bill No. 247 (Letter H-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Hilda Brooks Nangreaves". 
Bill No. 248 (Letter I-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Zemelia Katrina Ayoub MacDonald". 
Bill No. 253 (Letter M-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mary Hamel Whittaker". 
Bill No. 254 (Letter N-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lewis Benjamin Wyman". 
Bill No. 255 (Letter 0-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Dora Tucker Conley". 
Bill No. 256 (Letter P-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride". 
Bill No. 257 (Letter Q-8 of the Senate), intituled:."An Act for the relief 
of Josephine Rood Trottier". 
Bill No. 258 (Letter R-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Irene Sinden Brown". 
Bill No. 259 (Letter S-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Camille Poulin". 



560 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 260 (Letter T-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Elisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock". 
Bill No. 261 (Letter U-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Theodore Levasseur". 
Bill No. 262 (Letter V-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine". 
Bill No. 270 (Letter Z-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Andre Bergeron". 
Bill No. 271 (Letter A-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Thelma Leggo Chicoine". 
Bill No. 272 (Letter B-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw". 
Bill No. 273 (Letter C-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Luke Marlow". 
Bill No. 274 (Letter D-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena Wilhelmina Thornburg Lawton". 
Bill No. 275 (Letter E-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin". 
Bill No. 276 (Letter F-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier". 
Bill No. 277 (Letter G-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Sarah Modlinsky Markis". 
Bill No. 278 (Letter H-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Patiris Sarakinis". 
Bill No. 279 (Letter I-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane". 
Bill No. 280 (Letter J-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Cyrile-Orance-Horence Presseau". 
Bill No. 281 (Letter K-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Paul Edmond Meerte". 
Bill No. 282 (Letter L-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Charles George Storey". 
Bill No. 283 (Letter M-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Muriel Inez Larman Jarry". 
Bill No. 284 (Letter N-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie". 
Bill No. 285 (Letter 0-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben". 
Bill No. 286 (Letter P-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Pierre Bouchard". 
Bill No. 287 (Letter Q-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird". 
Bill No. 288 (Letter R-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marguerite Carmen Samson Wrigglesworth". 
Bill No. 289 (Letter S-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Andrew Cerat". 
Bill No. 290 (Letter T-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Lucille Giselle Roy Veilleux". 
Bill No. 291 (Letter U-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Pearl Speirs Lazor". 
Bill No. 292 (Letter V-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lena Grace Connolly Hibberd". 
Bill No. 293 (Letter W-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lilian Ferguson Gardner". 
Bill No. 294 (Letter X-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marion Leonard Ryan". 



A.D. 1950 THURSDAY, 22ND JUNE 561 

Bill No. 295 (Letter Y-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Georges Neville Poirier". 
Bill No. 296 (Letter Z-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Gisele St. Laurent Therrien". 
Bill No. 297 (Letter A-10 of the Senate), ir_tituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan". 
Bill No. 298 (Letter B-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley". 
Bill No. 299 (Letter C-10 of the Senate), intitulcd: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruth Desiree Morrissette Chevalier". 
Bill No. 300 (Letter D-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Richard Martello Johnston". 
Bill No. 304 (Letter G-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of David Allan Ferguson". 
Bill No. 305 (Letter H-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Louise Fuller Brais". 
Bill No. 306 (Letter 1-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leola Davidson Hunter". 
Bill No. 312 (Letter X-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Association of Kinsmen Clubs". 

Mr. Fournier (Maisonneuve-losemont), from the Special Committee on 
The Dominion Elections Act, 1938, and amendments thereto, presented the 
Third and Final Report of the said Committee, which is as follows: 
Your Committee has held five meetings in the course of which a number 
of matters relating to The Dominion Elections Act, 1938, and amendments 
thereto, were before it, such as the several amendments to the Act, suggested 
by the Chief Electoral Officer, various changes suggested to the latter by the 
public and communicated to the Committee; also, certain proposed amend- 
ments considered advisable by the Committee in its brief study of the Act. 
Your Committee already has recommended, in its Second leport to the 
House, certain amendments to the Act, affecting the right to vote for Indians 
and Eskimos; extending the period between nomination day and polling day 
in a number of electoral districts throughout Canada, and a minor amendment 
respecting Newfoundland. Your Committee is pleased to note that these 
recommendations already have been translated into legislation by the Govern- 
ment. 
Your Committee has before it still, many important proposals which 
require the most careful consideration but it is felt that the time at the Com- 
mittee's disposal, before the close of the present session, is not sufficient to 
permit a thorough examination of these matters. 
Therefore, it is recommended that a similar Committee be set up early at 
the next session of Parliament to continue the study of The Dominion Elections 
Act, 1938, and amendments thereto; to consider the several amendments to 
the Act suggested by the Chief Electoral Officer and such other matters of 
which your Committee is presently seized or which may be brought up at a 
later date. 
A copy of the printed report of the Minutes of Proceed-:ngs and of the 
evidence is tabled herewith. 
(For Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence, etc., acco.mpanying sd Report, see 
Appendix to the Journals, No. 12) 



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No. 85 

JOURNALS 
OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Chevrier, a Member of the King's Privy Council, laid before the 
House,--Copy of Directives and Circulars issued by the Air Transport Board 
since the publication of the last Annual Report of the Board. (English and 
French). 

Mr. Prudham, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and 
Development, presented,--Return to an Order of the House of June 12, 1950, 
for a Return showing:--l. Has any department of the government any reports 
or detailed information with reference to the construction and maintenance of 
the by-pass which was built to carry part of the waters of the Missouri River 
around Kansas City? 
2. If so, what department has the same, and what are the titles of any 
such reports or documents? 

Mr. Bradley, a Member of the King's Privy Council, presented,--Return to 
an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of Ap.ril 19, 1950, for a 
copy of all correspondence between the federal government, including any 
Minister, department, branch or official thereof, and Steep Rock Iron Mines 
Limited, relating to governmental assistance, either direct or indirect, financial 
or otherwise, to the said company, in connection with its exploratory operations, 
the draining of Steep Rock Lake, the company's mining operations, and the 
transport of its iron ore, also a copy of all agreements entered into between the 
federal government and the company with respect to any matters, and also 
for a copy of all Orders in Council relating to any of the matters referred to 
herein, dated at any time since January 1, 1939. 



564 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The Bill No. 315 (Letter L-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
The Canadian Citizenship Act", was again considered in Committee of the 
Whole, reported with an amendment, considered as amended; 
By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bill, without any amendment,'viz:-- 
Bill No. 310, An Act to authorize the provision of moneys to meet certain 
capital expenditures made and capital indebtedness incurred by the Canadian 
National Railways System during the calendar year 1950, and to authorize 
the guarantee by His Majesty of certain securities to be issued by the Canadian 
National Railway Company. 

The Bill No. 314 (Letter K-10 of the Senate), intiluled: "An Act to amend 
The Canada-United States of America Tax Convention Act, 1943, and The 
Canada-United States of America Tax Convention Act, 1944", was read the 
second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported without amend- 
ment; 
By leave of he House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 

The Bill No. 303 {Letter Y-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to amend 
the Canada Shipping Act, 1934" (as amended by the Standing Committee on 
Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines), was considered in Committee of the 
Whole, reported without further amendment, considered as amended, read the 
third time and passed, as so amended. 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply and progress 
having been made and reported, the Committee obtained leave to sit again 
later his day. 

Mr. Abbott, a Member of the King's Privy Council, delivered a Message 
from His Exellency the Governor General, which vas read by Mr. Speaker, 
as follows:-- 

ALEXANDER OF TUNIS: 

The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons, Further Sup- 
plementary Estima.tes of sums required for the service of the Dominion for the 
year ending on the 31st March, 1951 and, in accordance with the provisions of 
"The British North America Act, 1867", the Governor General recommends 
these Estimates to the House of Commons. 

Government House, Ottawa, 
June 23, 1950. 

On motion of Mr. Abbott, the said Message and Further Supplementary 
Estimates were referred to the Committee of Supply. 



566 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1950-51 
FINANCE 
SPECIAL 
676 To authorize and provide for an initial grant to the prov- 
ince of Manitoba to assist it in meeting costs incurred 
as a result of the Red River floods in 1950 ........ 12,500,000 00 
677 To provide for costs to be incurred in the planning and 
construction of emergency works to safeguard 
against the dangers of floods in the Red River Valley 
and the Winnipeg area generally, under an agree- 
ment or agreements with the province of Manitoba 
which shall provide that Canada shall meet 75 per 
cent of the costs of such works, excluding the costs 
of land, and that Manitoba, or its municipalities or 
residents, shall meet the remaining cost, including the 
cost of land ............................ 1,000,000 00 
678 To authorize and provide for a grant to assist the province 
of Quebec to meet costs incurred as a result of the 
large fire in Rimouski in May, 1950 ............ 2,500,000 00 
679 To authorize and provide for a grant to assist the province 
of Quebec to meet costs incurred as a result of the 
large fire in Cabano in May, 1950 ............ 300,000 00 

And the House continuing in Committee; 

At six o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker took the Chair, and left it, to resume the 
same at eight o'clock, p.m. 
8 P.M. 

Mr. Speaker informed the House that he had received the resignation of 
Georges Emile Lapalme, Esquire, as Member for the Electoral Distrct of 
Joliette-L'Assomption-Montcalm. 
And that he had accordingly issued his Warrant to the Chief Electoral 
Officer to make out a new Writ of Election for the said Electoral District. 

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF JOLIETTE-L'ASSOMPTION-MONTCALM 
Dominion of Canada] 
 House of Commons 
To Wit J 
To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons: 
I, Georges Emile Lapalme, Member of the House of Commons of Canada, 
for the Electoral District of Joliette-L'Assomption-Montcalm, do hereby 
resign my seat in the said House of Commons, for the constituency aforesaid. 
Given under my hand and seal at Ottawa, this 23rd day of June, 1950. 
G. E. LAPALME (L.S.) 
WITNESSES: 
L. R. BEAUDOIN, M.P. 
JEAN LESAGE, M.P. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE 567 

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the 
Senate had passed the following Bills, without any amendment, viz:-- 
Bill No. 311, An Act to amend The Dominion Elections Act, 1938. 
Bill No. 313, An Act to amend the Statute Law. 
Bill No. 316, An Act to amend The Judges Act, 1946. 

(The Order for Private and Public Bills was called nder Standing Order 15) 
(Private Bills) 
Mr. Winkler moved,--That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair for the 
House to go into Committee of the Whole on Private Bills (pursuant to Stand- 
ing Order 110); which was agreed to. 

The following Bills were then considered in Committee of the Whole, 
reported without amendment, read the third time, Divorce Bills on division, 
and passed, viz:-- 
Bill No. 223 (Letter L-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marilyn Ruth Cohen Novak". 
Bill No. 224 (Letter M-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Elizabeth Bernatchez Russell". 
Bill No. 225 (Letter N-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Winnifred Evelyn Thompson Clift". 
Bill No. 226 {Letter 0-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Maida Maria Howard Martin". 
Bill No. 227 (Letter P-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of June Hedy Leshynska Thompson". 
Bill No. 228 (Letter Q-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rosemary Smalley Carrier". 
Bill No. 229 (Letter R-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
-of Arthur William Goodson". 
Bill No. 230 (Letter S-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Melbourne Davis Wand". 
Bill No. 231 (Letter T-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frank Lear Rogers". 
Bill No. 232 (Letter U-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Roma Leduc". 
Bill No. 233 (Letter V-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Edna Rosaline Casavant Dufresne". 
Bill No. 234 (Letter W-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Leo Berger". 
Bill No. 238 (Letter Y-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Katherine Madge Samworth Monty". 
Bill No. 239 (Letter Z-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Clara Rosen Freedman". 
Bill No. 240 (Letter A-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Frances Berman Mellor, otherwise known as Sharie Sinclaire". 
Bill No. 241 (Letter B-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Rodolphe Durand". 
Bill No. 242 (Letter C-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leck Karaszi". 
Bill No. 243 (Letter D-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
f Sadie Chernin Petruska, otherwise known as Sadie Chernin Prince". 



568 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

Bill No. 244 (Letter E-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Audrey Phyllis AngeIa Blom Rochfort". 
Bill No. 245 (Letter F-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Patricia Ruth Segall Wener". 
Bill No. 246 (Letter G-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Sophie Piatkowski Demyk". 
Bill No. 247 (Letter H-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of HiIda Brooks Nangreaves". 
Bill No. 248 (Letter I-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of ZemeIia Katrina Ayoub MacDonald". 
Bill No. 253 (Letter M-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Mary HameI Whittaker". 
Bill No. 254 {Letter N-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Lewis Benjamin Wyman". 
Bill No. 255 (Letter 0-8 of the Senate), intituIcd: "'An Act for the relief 
of Edna Dora Tucker ConIey". 
Bill No. 256 (Letter P-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Dorothy Marguerite Lester McBride". 
Bill No. 257 (Letter Q-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Josephine Rood Trottier". 
Bill No. 258 (Letter R-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Margaret Irene Sinden Brown". 
Bill No. 259 (Letter S-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Camille Poulin". 
Bill No. 260 {Letter T-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of EIisa Macdonald Mitchell Brock". 
Bill No. 261 (Letter U-8 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Theodore Levasseur". 
Bill No. 262 (Letter V-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Marguerite Harvie Fine". 
Bill No. 270 (Letter Z-8 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Lucien Andre Bergeron". 
Bill No. 271 {Letter A-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of TheIma Leggo Chicoine". 
Bill No. 272 (Letter B-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw". 
Bill No. 273 (Letter C-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Martin Luke MarIow". 
Bill No. 274 (Letter D-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helena WiIhelmina Thornburg Lawton". 
Bill No. 275 (Letter E-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin". 
Bill No. 276 (Letter F-9 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier". 
Bill No. 277 {Letter G-9 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Sarah ModIinsky Markis". 
Bill No. 278 (Letter H-9 of the Senate), intituIed: "An Act for the relief 
of Anna latiris Sarakinis". 
Bill No. 279 (Letter I-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Julia Ann RamseI1 Blane". 
Bill No. 280 (Letter J-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Cyrile-Orance-Horence Presseau". 
Bill No. 281 (Letter K-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Paul Edmond Meerte". 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE 569 

Bill No. 282 (Letter L-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Charles George Storey". 
Bill No. 283 (Letter M-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Muiel Inez Larman Jarry". 
Bill No. 284 (Letter N-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mary Zilda Alix Runcie". 
Bill No. 285 (Letter 0-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben". 
Bill No. 286 (Letter P-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Pierre Bouchard". 
Bill No. 287 (Letter Q-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird". 
Bill No. 288 (Letter R-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marguerite Carmen Samson Wrigglesworth". 
Bill No. 289 (Letter S-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Andrew Cerat". 
Bill No. 290 (Letter T-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Lucille Giselle Roy Veilleux". 
Bill No. 291 (Letter U-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Mabel Pearl Speirs Lazor". 
Bill No. 292 (Letter V-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lena Grace Connolly Hibberd". 
Bill No. 293 (Letter W-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Lilian Ferguson Gardner". 
Bill No. 294 (Letter X-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marion Leonard Ryan". 
Bill No. 295 (Letter Y-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Joseph Georges Neville Poirier". 
Bill No. 296 (Letter Z-9 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Marie Gisele St. Laurent Therrien". 
Bill No. 297 (Letter A-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan". 
Bill No. 298 (Letter B-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley". 
Bill No. 299 (Letter C-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ruth Desiree Morrissette Chevalier". 
Bill No. 300 (Letter D-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Richard Martello Johnston". 
Bill No. 304 (Letter G-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of David Allan Ferguson". 
Bill No. 305 (Letter H-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Ann Louise Fuller Brais". 
Bill No. 306 (Letter 1-10 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Helen Leola Davidson Hunter". 
Bill No. 312 (Letter X-7 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act to incorporate 
The Association of Kinsmen Clubs". 

On motion of Mr. Winkler, it was ordered,--That a Message be sent to the 
Senate to return to that House the evidence, etc., taken before the Standing 
Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom were referred the Petitions on 
which the above-mentioned Divorce Bills were founded. 



570 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE Vl 

(Public Bills) 

The Order being read for resuming the Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Argue for the second reading of Bill No. 11, An Act to amend The Dominion 
Elections Act, 1938 (Age of Voters), was allowed to stand. 

The Order being read for resuming the Debate on the proposed motion of 
Mr. Sinnott for the second reading of Bill No. 132, An Act to amend The Pipe 
Lines Act, and on the proposed amendment thereto of Mr. Howe; 

In the absence of the sponsor of the Bill, Mr. Speaker indicated that the 
Order should not be proceeded with. 
A Point of Order having been raised by Mr. Green to the effect that, the 
House having been already seized of the Bill, the Debate should continue. 
RULING OF MR. SPEAKER 
lVr. SPEAKER: It has not been the custom in this House to proceed with a 
bill introduced by a private member unless that private member is here at 
the time. The procedure is similar to that followed in respect of bills intro- 
duced by the government. If the minister sponsoring the bill is not present, 
the bill stands unless the government indicates otherwise. It has always seemed 
to me that a private member should have the same right in respect of a bill 
which he has sponsored. I have given the matter consideration and I would 
be prepared to give a ruling. 
I have never known of a private bill or of a public bill which has been 
introduced by a private member being proceeded with in his absence and 
without his consent. 
Presumably, at times bills have been proceeded with when the honour- 
able members who introduced them were not in the Chamber, but in such 
instances some member has stated that he has the approval of the member 
who introduced the bill to proceed. The honourable member for Winnipeg 
North Centre (Mr. Knowles) has referred to the Speech from the Throne, 
but it is assumed in that debate that the mover and the seconder approve of 
the debate continuing. If for any reason that debate were not to be continued 
I would think that arrangements would be made and that the House would 
be informed accordingly. 
I do not think I should depart at this time from practice and allow the 
debate on this bill to continue in the absence of the honourable member who 
introduced it and of the minister who moved the amendment. I therefore 
rule that under our practice an order for resuming the adjourned debate on 
the second reading of a private member's bill is proceeded with only at the 
instance of the sponsor of the bill or of a member authorized to act on the 
sponsor's behalf. Otherwise the order is allowed to stand until the next sitting 
day. This would appear to be what is contemplated by Standing Order 18 
which reads as follows: 
{ 1) Questions put by members and notices of motions, not taken up 
when called may (upon the request of the government) be allowed to 
stand and retain their precedence; otherwise they will disappear from 
the order paper. They may, however, be renewed. 
(2) Orders not proceeded with when called, upon the like request, 
may be allowed to stand retaining their precedence; otherwise they shall 
be dropped and be placed on the order paper for the next sitting after 
those of the same class at a similar stage. 



A.D. 1950 FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE 571 

Under this order a member of the government who has introduced a 
bill can, upon request, have it stand. A private member who has introduced 
a bill should be accorded and is, under our practice, accorded an equal right. 
It is also our practice to allow a bill to stand when the member who has spon- 
sored it is not present and has not authorized another member to act on his 
behalf. In other words, the absent member is deemed to have requested that 
the bill stand until the next sitting day. 

The Order for Private and Public Bills having been disposed of; 

The Committee of Supply then resumed. 

(In the Committee) 

The following Resolutions were adopted: 

MAIN ESTIMATES 
(Less amounts voted in Interim Supply) 

RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT 

B--NATIONAL FILM BOARD 
401 Administration, Production and Distribution of Films and 
Other Visual Materials, including authority to finance 
temporarily work performed for other public authori- 
ties or other agencies as the public interest requires..$ 
402 Acquisition of Equipment ........................ 

Resolutions to be reported. 

2,092,413,00 
118,604 00 

Report to be received and the Committee of Supply to sit again later this 
day. 

The Order being read for the second reading of Bill No. 317, An Act 
respecting the National Film Board; 
Mr. Winters moved,--That the said Bill be now read the second time. 

After Debate thereon, the question being put on the said motion; it was 
agreed to. 

The said Bill was accordingly read the second time, considered in Commit- 
tee of the Whole, reported without amendment; 

By leave of the House, the said Bill was read the third time and passed. 



572 HOUSE OF COMMONS 14 GEORGE VI 

The House resolved itself again into Committee of Supply. 
(In the Committee) 
The following Resolutions were adopted: 

MAIN ESTIMATES 
(Less amounts voted in Interim Supply) 
RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT 
A-DEPARTMENT 
FORESTRY BRANCH 
383 Administrative Division ...................... $ 
384 Forest Research Division ........................ 
385 Forestry Operations Division ...................... 
386 Forest Products Division ........................ 
387 Grant to Canadian Forestry Association ............ 
Eastern Rockies Forest Conservation Board-- 
388 To provide for the salaries and expenses of Federal 
members of the Board and their alternates, and 
sundry expenses in connection with the main- 
tenance and operation of the Ottawa Office of the 
Board .............................. 
389 Federal contribution towards annual maintenance, 
including staff and expenses ................ 
390 Forest Insects Control Board ...................... 
SPECIAL PROJECTS BRANCH 
391 Administrative Division ...................... 
392 Projects Division .......................... 
Resolutions to be reported. 

70,000 00 
819,675 00 
61,290 00 
644,450 00 
4,000 00 

22,300 00 
175,000 00 
13,780 00 

58,080 00 
32,550 00 

By leave of the House, the Resolutions adopted in Committee of Supply 
at this day's sitting were reported, read the second time, and concurred in, and 
the Committee of Supply to sit again at the next sitting of the House. 

And it being after eleven o'clock, p.m., Mr. Speaker adjourned the House 
without question put, pursuant to Standing Order 7, it being then five minutes 
past eleven o'clock, p.m., until Monday next, at eleven o'clock, a.m., pursuant 
to Special Order made Monday, May 29, 1950. 



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OF THE 
HOUSE OF COMMONS 
OF CANADA 

OTTAWA, MONDAY, 26TH JUNE, 1950 

PRAYERS. 

11.00 o'clock a.m. 

Mr. Maybank, from the Special Committee on Radio Broadcasting, pre- 
sented the Third and Final Report of the said Committee, which is as follows:-- 

The Order of Reference to your Committee was as follows: 

TUESDAY, 18th April, 1950 
Resolved,--That a select committee be appointed on radio broad- 
casting to consider the annual report of the Canadian Broadcasting 
Corporation and to review the policies and aims of the Corporation and 
its regulations, revenues, expenditures and development, with power 
to examine and inquire into the matters and things herein referred to 
and to report from time to time their observations and opinions thereon, 
and to send for persons, papers and records. 
That the Committee have power to print such papers and evidence 
from day to day as may be deemed advisable or necessary. 
In pursuance of its duties under this Order the Committee held 18 meetings 
(including a visit to Montreal on the 5th day of June, 1950, for the purpose of 
inspecting the new radio building there). The annual report of Canadian 
Broadcasting Corporation for the fiscal year 1948-49 was examined by your 
Committee. The corporation's tentative financial statement for the fiscal year 
1949-50 and a projection of the probable financial situation of the corporation 
in the year 1950-51 were before the Committee and were carefully considered. 
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The chairman of the corporation, its general manager and other officials 
appeared as witnesses and were examined at considerable length. Evidence 
was also given by officials of the Radio Division of the Department of Trans- 
port. Mr. William Benidickson, M.P., appeared before the Committee to make 
certain representations both on behalf of himself and on behalf of Rt. Hon. C. 
D. Howe. Mr. Joel Aldred of Toronto appeared as a witness on his own request. 
Much information was laid before the Committee in written form as a 
result of requests for specific information made by committee members. Such 
information in large part was incorporated in the evidence or printed in 
appendices to the evidence. Copies of the memorandum submitted by the 
corporation to the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, 
Letters and Sciences were furnished to the Committee. This memorandum 
contained much information about the activities and condition of the national 
radio system. 
Noting that the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, 
Letters and Sciences is examining into questions of principle governing broad- 
casting in Canada, your Committee did not wish to encroach unduly upon the 
field of inquiry of the Commission and consequently did not inquire into 
questions relating to control of broadcasting as laid down in the Broadcasting 
Act of 1936. The Committee felt it should inquire carefully into both the 
present and probable future financial condition of the corporation. The man- 
ner of the corporation carrying on its operations, the programs offered by the 
corporation, the extent of coverage of its service, were matters carefully con- 
sidered by your Committee. Your Committee heard evidence respecting the 
plans of the corporation for television. Your Committee give special atten- 
tion to the development of broadcasting by the corporation as a result of the 
acquisition of the Radio Canada Building in Montreal and considered also the 
estimates for carrying on the International Service in the year 1950-51, such 
estimates having been referred to the Committee by motion the 25th day of 
May A.D., 1950, which estimates were the subject of your Committee's second 
report on the 13th day of June, 1950. 
Your Committee is greatly impressed with the value of the service pro- 
vided by the national broadcasting system. Such a system linking together 
Canadians in all parts of the country and broadcasting a large volume of 
material produced by Canadians is of great importance to the people of Canada 
as a whole. This is so despite the fact that there are many areas of Canada 
not yet receiving adequate service and which in the opinion of your Commit- 
tee should receive it as soon as possible. Your Committee believes that many 
Canadians do not realize the extent and complexity of the services of the 
system which has to cover such a wide territory stretching through six differ- 
ent time zones and maintaining networks in two languages. It is a matter of 
regret that the Canadian pedple are not better informed about this service and 
your Committee believes steps should be taken by the corporation to correct 
the condition. Your Committee believes that when all the difficulties and 
complexities of such a national radio system are considered the cost of it to 
the Canadian public is relatively low. 
Your Committee believes that there has been some general improvement 
in programs, and it noted with interest developments such as the Wednesday 
Night productions, the National Sunday Evening Hour and other Sunday even- 
ing broadcasting. While there are many different individual opinions about 
programs, your Committee agrees with the corporation's general policy of pro- 
viding programs of different types for different tastes. Also with respect to 
opinions a .broadcasting system in a democratic country must give all different 
main viewpoints fair opportunity for expression on the air, and this we think 



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the corporation is endeavouring to do. The Committee believes that a sub- 
stantial measure of balance is being attained in this type of broadcast_ng and 
the Committee points out that constant effort should be exerted to further 
improve the service in this respect. 
A good demonstration of the value of national system has been given 
by the extension of the service to Newfoundland beginning last year with the 
day of Union. This has undoubtedly been of value to the people of Newfound- 
land and has been of marked importance in helping to develop an under- 
standing between the new province and the other provinces. Your Committee 
would like to see still further development of this service. 
The value of radio generally has been very well illustrated in recent 
times by its services to a community in time of crisis. Radio services in both 
the City of Winnipeg and in rural Manitoba during the recent flood were of 
inestimable value. Your Committee received reports from both the Canadian 
Broadcasting Corporation and the private stations located in Winnipeg and 
St. Boniface. These reports set forth in part the manner in which these radio 
stations have served the people in the flooded areas. While such reports 
aimed at being comprehensive statements, members of your Committee who 
were aware of what had been done characterized them as understatements. 
Your Committee cannot praise too highly both the national system and the 
private stations for the fine emergency broadcasting which was done under 
very difficult conditions. 
With further reference to the statement that many in Canada are not 
aware of the work carried on by the national broadcasting system and the 
service it provides, your Committee states that in its opinion the Corporation 
might well do more to publicize its operations and the programs which it 
makes available in most parts of Canada. It should aim to develop a better 
understanding of its problems and of the services which it gives. 
For many years representations have been made that the City of Windsor 
and district should be served with a broadcasting station which would bring 
network service to the people there, and your Committee is pleased to be able 
to report that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will this summer open 
a station there. The area that will be served by that station is the largest one 
from the viewpoint of population which has not, up to the present time, been 
receiving regular national service coverage. Your Committee also notes that 
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is raising the power of CBR at Van- 
couver and CBM at Montreal to effect additional and improved English language 
coverage and to maintain the classification of the channels used by these 
stations under international agreement. 
While most of Canada is served by national broadcasting networks, it 
is a regrettable fact that large and important sections do not enjoy the service. 
Your Committee feels that if Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is really 
to be a national broadcasting service, large communities cannot indefinitely 
be left without network programs. There are vast areas in the north west, and 
in the interior of British Columbia which lack the service. Mr. Langlois, one of 
the Committee members reminded the Committee of the failure or lack of 
service to the whole Gaspe peninsula and the eastern half of the Saguenay 
district, areas which have a population of about 65,000 people, and various other 
members drew attention to similar conditions in areas of which they had 
knowledge. Mr. William Benidickson, M.P. appeared before the Committee 
to make representations both on behalf of the people in the constituency of 
Kenora-Rainy River and the people of the constituency of Port Arthur. With 
respect to the latter he was representing the Right Honourable C. D. Howe and 
presenting Mr. Howe's views. Mr. Benidickson pointed out that the large section 



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of country in which is situated the town of Fort Frances received no network 
service. There is a local station in Fort Frances, namely CKFI. It would be a 
proper and suitable outlet for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation network. 
Canadian National Telegraphs connects with Fort Frances and the programs 
could be carried there by its wires. Mr. Benidickson also pointed out there were 
several communities in the Thunder Bay district which should be receiving net- 
work service but are not receiving it. It was clear from his statements that a large 
number of residents of the areas of which he spoke are paying license fees and 
not receiving any service whatever from the national broadcasting service. 
While the officers of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation did not agree that the 
Fort Frances district was completely without service, they did not claim that the 
service there was good. There was no disagreement between Mr. Benidickson 
and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation officials respecting the lack of cover- 
age in the Thunder Bay district. Every person is agreed that radio service should 
be extended to such areas. In the opinion of the Committee it is unreasonable 
to collect radio license fees indefinitely from people who admittedly get no 
service from the organization which is supposed to serve them. At the same 
time it must be remembered that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation prob- 
lem with respect to serving such communities is a purely financial one. Officials 
of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stated that for a considerable time they 
have desired to provide network service in areas such as Fort Frances, Thunder 
Bay, Gaspe, Eastern Saguenay, Northwest Territories, parts of northern and 
of central British Columbia and other places. To do so in may cases, however, 
would be a very costly undertaking. Your Committee recognizes the financial 
barrier but feels it should emphasize the need of network service for all such 
areas. 
As with many, perhaps all organizations, the paramount question for 
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is a financial one. The Corporation's 
revenues and expenditures do not balance. It has a deficit at the present time. 
Next year its deficit will be larger. The year after next the deficit will be very 
much larger. The Committee examined breakdowns of revenue and expendi- 
tures for the year 1948-49 and for 1949-50 and also examined estimated 
revenue and expenditures for 1950-51. Your Committee has no fault to find 
with the corporation's expenditures up to date or with those estimated for the 
future. The Corporation appears to be efficiently managed and we would say 
that great care is taken by the Board of Governors and management to keep 
expenditures to such minimum as is consistent with a reasonable standard of 
service. That standard cannot be maintained unless the corporation receives 
much more revenue than it has been receiving in recent years. 
For a number of years the corporation carried on its activities and kept 
well within its income. In addition it also paid off, in many cases before the 
due date, loans that had been made to it for capital purposes. But in recent 
years the cost of all things which the corporation had to buy, and services for 
which it had to pay, have risen greatly. It has been necessa3z to raise salaries 
to keep pace with the cost of living although salaries are still moderate in 
this employment. Also the price of services of all kinds has risen steeply. The 
corporation states that on the average it requires twice as much money now to 
do a broadcasting operation as was required for the same operation in 1938. 
The Committee finds no reason to quarrel with this statement. Moreover, the 
corporation officers aver and your Committee agrees, that standards of broad- 
casting demanded by the Canadian public have risen throughout the years and, 
consequently, more money must be spent to satisfy such higher standards. 



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It is true that revenues of the corporation have risen somewhat through- 
out the years; but the improvement was not proportionate to its necessarily 
increased expenses. Commercial revenues account for only about 30 per cent 
of the income of the corporation. While these have gone up considerably in 
recent years, officers of the corporation point out that already too many com- 
mercial programs for the taste of many listeners are being carried on the net- 
works and in any case that there is not time left in the broadcasting day to be 
used for increasing the income from commercial programs. To obtain more 
money from commercial programs would mean going extensively into the field 
of non-network advertising which, until now, has been left mainly to private 
stations. 
For the year 1950-51, a breakdown of estimated revenues to maintain 
present services and standards and of expenditures to take care of commit- 
ments shows a deficiency of $962,000. To such a situation there can be only 
one of two solutions: services rendered must be cut to reduce costs; or some 
way of increasing revenue must be found. 
While your Committee believes that the problem of the corporation is a 
revenue problem it cannot be denied that the corporation should carry on 
without any increase in revenue and yet have no deficits. It could live within 
its means. It could reduce expenditures. The consequences of doing this would 
however, be disastrous. After the corporation had cut expenditures to the extent 
necessary to attain a balanced budget, the Canadian people would no longer be 
entitled to refer to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a truly national 
broadcasting system or service. A number of well known Canadian programs 
would have to be dropped and others would have to be reduced in quality. It 
would require cutting out whole departments of the Canadian Broadcasting 
Corporation organization, departments which are important. Network cover- 
age in some areas of the country would have to be eliminated. Less populated 
and distant areas would suffer first. Extensive and close questioning of the 
management elicited information as to the extent and type of reductions which 
would be required to reduce costs to the extent necessary to offset the deficit. 
Some eliminations would be: Wednesday Night productions; Stage 50; Star- 
time; Opportunity Knocks: Gilbert and Sullivan series: general reduction in 
different types of programs including popular orchestral and song broadcasts, 
children's programs, religious programs and dramatic series. Also there would 
be: a 25 per cent reduction in live programming in points such as Vancouver 
Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax and St. John's; the dropping or reducing of a 
number of programs on the French network; the discontinuance of depart- 
ments such as farm broadcasting, news, public affairs and actuality broadcast- 
ing; eliminating radio transmitters in British Columbia and Ontario; and stop- 
ping network service to some 18 private stations in different parts of the 
country. 
Your Committee believes that such reduction of services is unthinkable. 
It would so heavily reduce the value of the system that it would be against 
the national interest. 
Your Committee has already pointed out that additional coverage should 
be supplied: that areas not now served should be served. A partial list of 
these is as follows: 
Prince George-Prince Rupert area; Kootenay and Arrow Lakes districts 
of British Columbia. 
Rainy River, Thunder Bay and Algoma districts of Ontario. 



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Temiscamingue and Gaspe regions and Eastern Saguenay. 
Parts of Restigouche and Northumberland districts of New Brunswick. 
Parts of Nova Scotia including Cape lreton. 
Parts of Newfoundland. 
To extend service to such places will not yield more net revenue. On the con- 
trary, it will probably increase costs to supply the services. Consequently, if 
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were to "live within its means" all thought 
of serving such places would have to be abandoned. 
Although the Committee recognizes that Canadian lroadcasting Corpora- 
tion must have larger revenues it makes no recommendation with. respect to 
the precise method to be employed in increas,:ng those revenues. This is a 
matter of principle upon which the Royal Commission on National Develop- 
ment in the Arts, Letters and Sciences will undoubtedly make a recommenda- 
tion. Your Committee, however, believes that whatever method may be adopted 
to put sufficient funds into the hands of the corporation it should be one under 
which the independence of the corporation is assured. 
Your Committee was impressed with the importance of television because 
of the strong influence it will have in the Canadian homes into which it enters. 
It is obviously in the national interest that television in Canada should be 
essentially Canadian, and that it carry in large proportion Canadian material, 
produced by Canadians, to be seen and heard by Canadians. Such a develop- 
ment will undoubtedly be more expensive than a development under which 
the majority of the programs come from the United States. 
Your Committee considered the present plans of the Canadian Broad- 
casting Corporation for establishing television production centres and trans- 
mitters in the Montreal and Toronto areas. These will bring television programs 
directly to people in these areas, but will also be able to serve as key points 
from which programs can be sent out to stations which will be established in 
other areas. Such programs, according to corporation representatives, would 
in the first instance go in the form of kinescope recordings. Your Committee 
believes that these centres should be a good beginning for a Canadian national 
television system. 
Your Committee is not making recommendations regarding the principles 
under which television should be extended and developed in general, in other 
parts of the country, including the extent to which facilities might be operated 
by public or private enterprise, since the Royal Commission has such prin- 
ciples under consideration. It does see the need for the establishment of some 
proper and adequate system of financing Canadian television development in 
the general national interest. 
lefore considering the matter of the purchase and transformation of the 
Ford Hotel Building, your Committee visited Montreal to inspect it. It was 
favourably impressed by what it saw. It believes from its inspection that the 
Canadian lroadcasting Corporation has done good work in the planning and 
construction of facilities in the building. To your Committee, the arrangements 
appeared efficient and ably executed. 
Your Committee reviewed the reasons for the acquisition of the building. 
As agent for the government the Canadian lroadcasting Corporation carries 
n the International Service of broadcasting with funds provided specifically 
by Parliament for the purpose. Headquarters of this service were in inadquate 
premises at two different locations, and notice had been given that the main 
one of these had to be vacated. Also the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 
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Montreal operations of its national service which had been divided in different 
buildings. Facilities for programming and studio operations were unsatis- 
factory and it was essential that other quarters be found, particularly after 
a dangerous explosion forced the vacating of the studios for some months two 
years ago. In seeking new premises, there were obviously many advantages in 
locating all operations in one place, including both national and international 
operations which could use many facilities jointly. 
The corporation investigated various possibilities and came to the con- 
clusion two years ago that the Ford Hotel Building was the best under the 
circumstances. The Government decided to buy this building to provide head- 
quarters for the International Service and also to make possible having the 
Montreal national operations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation under 
the same roof, with the corporation paying appropriate rent. The corporation 
was authorized to act as an agent for the government to proceed with the pur- 
chase and necessary transformation of the building. Funds for the purposes 
were provided by Parliament. 
The price paid for the building may be said to be $2,200,000. This was 
$2,050,000 for the Ford Hotel Building itself including the small office building 
which was attach